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Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care

Injection drug use has contributed to nearly one-third of the cases of HIV.

Drugs of Abuse have had a major impact on the HIV/AIDS epidemic

Injection drug use has contributed to nearly one third of the cases of HIV in this country since the epidemic began. But the epidemic is changing—effective medications and HIV risk-reduction interventions in intravenous drug abusers have helped to curb the spread of HIV occurring though injection drug use (blue line), while transmission through heterosexual contact is increasing.

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