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Free Content Drug use and HIV in West Africa: a neglected epidemic

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Injecting drug use is poorly documented in West Africa. HIV prevalence studies are still rare. Recent studies show that drug injection is on the rise. There is an urgent need to take this component of the HIV epidemic into account and to establish adapted intervention strategies.
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Affiliations: 1:  Institut de Médecine et d’Epidémiologie Appliquée, Paris, France 2:  Centre Hospitalier National Psychiatrique de Thiaroye, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Sénégal 3:  Centre National de Lutte contre le Sida, Dakar, Sénégal 4:  Observatoire français des drogues et des toxicomanies, France 5:  Ensemble pour une Solidarité Thérapeutique en Réseau (ESTHER), Paris, France

Publication date: 01 September 2011

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