The global diffusion of injecting drug use: implications for human immunodeficiency virus infection.

@article{Stimson1993TheGD,
  title={The global diffusion of injecting drug use: implications for human immunodeficiency virus infection.},
  author={Gerry V. Stimson},
  journal={Bulletin on narcotics},
  year={1993},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={3-17}
}
Long-standing patterns of drug injecting in mainly developed countries have been joined by the introduction and expansion of drug injecting in developing countries, often followed quickly by outbreaks of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Drug injecting has been identified in 80 countries and HIV infection in 52 of these. Given the continued recruitment of new injectors where injecting is endemic, the diffusion of drug injecting in countries where the practice was formerly rare and… CONTINUE READING

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