Injection drug use has contributed to nearly one-third of the cases of HIV.
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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National Institute on Drug Abuse (July 1 2008). Injection drug use has contributed to nearly one-third of the cases of HIV.. In Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/addiction-science/hivaids/injection-drug-use-has-contributed-to-nearly-one-third-cases-hiv