The intersection between sex and drugs: a cross-sectional study among the spouses of injection drug users in Chennai, India

@inproceedings{Solomon2011TheIB,
  title={The intersection between sex and drugs: a cross-sectional study among the spouses of injection drug users in Chennai, India},
  author={Sunil S Solomon and Aylur Kailasom Srikrishnan and David D Celentano and Sethulakshmi C. Johnson and Canjeevaram K. Vasudevan and Kailapuri Gangatharan Murugavel and Santhanam Anand and Muniratnam S Kumar and Suniti Solomon and Shruti H Mehta},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND It is estimated that there are up to 1.1 million injection drug users (IDUs) in India; the majority are likely married. We characterize HIV, hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) prevalence and the risk environment of a sample of spouses of IDUs. METHODS A cohort of 1158 IDUs (99% male) was recruited in Chennai, India from 2005-06. A convenience sample of 400 spouses of the male IDUs in this cohort was recruited in 2009. A risk assessment questionnaire was administered and a… CONTINUE READING

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