Sterile syringe access conditions and variations in HIV risk among drug injectors in three cities.

@article{Bluthenthal2004SterileSA,
  title={Sterile syringe access conditions and variations in HIV risk among drug injectors in three cities.},
  author={Ricky N Bluthenthal and Mohammed Rehan Malik and Lauretta E. Grau and Merrill Singer and Patricia A. Marshall and Robert Heimer},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2004},
  volume={99 9},
  pages={1136-46}
}
AIM Better sterile syringe access should be associated with a lower likelihood of syringe re-use and receptive syringe sharing, although few empirical studies have examined gradients in syringe access using both individual and ecological data. In this study, we compare syringe re-use and receptive syringe sharing among injection drug users (IDUs) with syringe exchange program (SEP) and legal over-the-counter pharmacy access with limits on syringes that can be purchased, exchanged or possessed… CONTINUE READING

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