HIV-Prevalence and Mortality in Relation to Type of Drug Abuse Among Drug Addicts in Stockholm 1981–1988

  • A. Annell
  • A. Fugelstad
  • G. Ågren


HIV infection was introduced among the intravenous drug abusers in Stockholm in the summer in 1983 and subsequently began to spread. The infection was clinically detected by testings beginning in October 1984. (Pehrson 1988) Most of the intravenous drug abusers in Stockholm have been tested for HIV antibodies and thereby they have been informed about the test result. The vast majority of the HIV positive cases were detected before 1986, or 319 addicts. After that there was a decline of the rate of spread of HIV and at the end of 1988 they were 410. At the end of 1990 there were 456 cases in Stockholm county. The first case of aids occurred in the end of 1987.


Drug Abuser Intravenous Drug User Heroin User Heroin Addict Stockholm County 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Annell
    • 1
  • A. Fugelstad
    • 2
  • G. Ågren
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Toxicomania Sabbatsberg HospitalBehandlingsgruppen i CityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryS. t Görans HospitalSweden
  3. 3.Social Welfare AdministrationStockholmSweden

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