AIDS Risk Behavior Among Intravenous Drug Users Hospitalized in a Public Psychiatric Hospital
Among the numerous papers devoted to the epidemiology of AIDS risk behavior, those focusing on psychiatric inpatients seem to be very few — in fact, our attempts to find such literature remained sterile. This represents an important lacuna, as psychiatric inpatients might have different patterns of behavior from non-psychiatric populations, at least for some diagnostic categories, thus requiring specific preventive measures. We tried to conduct a pilot study on such a population, and we shall present here a part of it, concerning intravenous drug abusers.
KeywordsSexual Behavior Personality Disorder Psychiatric Inpatient Intravenous Drug User Needle Sharing
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