Clinical features of drug use and drug use related HIV

Brettle, R. P.
May 1996
International Journal of STD & AIDS;May1996, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p151
Academic Journal
A variety of important medical problems, both non-infective and infective in nature, are associated with drug use. A number of micro-organisms are associated with the non-sterile nature of injection drug use (IDU) whilst a number of blood borne viruses, including retroviruses such as HIV, are easily transmitted to individuals involved in the sharing of injection equipment. Practitioners require knowledge of infection and non-infection related medical conditions associated with IDU since they may mimic each other.


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