Heterosexual transmission of HIV in injecting drug users

Ronald, Peter J.M.; Robertson, J.R.; Wyld, R.; Weightman, R.
November 1993
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/6/93, Vol. 307 Issue 6913, p1184
Academic Journal
Investigates the heterosexual transmission of HIV in injecting drug users. Prevalence of HIV infection among injecting drug users; Reduction of high risk behaviors; Suggestions for the increased awareness of the risks of infection.


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