Editorial: Drug Use and Behavior Change

Osborn, June E.; Macy Jr., Josiah
December 1996
American Journal of Public Health;Dec1996, Vol. 86 Issue 12, p1698
Academic Journal
The author discusses the efforts to reduce risk of HIV transmission among drug users in the U.S. In his opinion, the most efficient means of HIV transmission with a drug-using community is through sharing of drug injection apparatus. He believes that the offer to assure access to sterile injection equipment for drug users who were unable or unwilling to participate in treatment is motivated in part by a desire to minimize harm to the community at large by curtailing further amplification of virus prevalence.


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