Spatial distribution and characteristics of injecting drug users (IDU) in five Northeastern states of India

@inproceedings{Medhi2011SpatialDA,
  title={Spatial distribution and characteristics of injecting drug users (IDU) in five Northeastern states of India},
  author={Gajendra Kumar Medhi and J. Mahanta and Rajatashuvra Adhikary and Brogen Singh Akoijam and Buno Liegise and Kalpana Sarathy and Chelliah Joshua Thomas and Bhupen Sarmah},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Injecting drugs is the major driving force of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in Northeastern India. We have assessed the spatial distribution of locations where injecting drug users (IDU) congregate, as well as the risk behaviour and key characteristics of IDUs to develop new strategies strengthening intervention measures for HIV prevention in this region. METHODS Locations of IDUs congregation for buying and injecting drugs were identified through Key Informants (KI… CONTINUE READING
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