HIV in injecting drug users in Asian countries

Wodak, Alex; Ali, Robert; Farrell, Michale
September 2004
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/25/2004, Vol. 329 Issue 7468, p697
Academic Journal
Presents an editorial on the need to implement effective HIV interventions in Asian countries. The percent of HIV infected people in the region who were infected through the sharing of needles; Statistics on the expected number of HIV positive persons in India and China by the year 2010; Questions on how to get the governments to adopt known tactics to reduce the spread of the disease; Erroneous belief of some countries that harm reduction interventions go against the international drug treaties of the 1960's and beyond; Countries where the incident of disease transmission through the sharing of needles is the highest; Importance of Asian countries adopting harm reduction control methods.


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