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AIDS Risk Behavior Among Intravenous Drug Users Hospitalized in a Public Psychiatric Hospital

  • G. Bondolfi
  • P. Bovet
Conference paper

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Sexual Behavior Personality Disorder Psychiatric Inpatient Intravenous Drug User Needle Sharing 
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References

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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Bondolfi
    • 1
  • P. Bovet
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinique PsychiatriqueUniversitaire de CeryPrilly-LausanneSwitzerland

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