Campaigns of Fear and Behaviour Change in UK Drug Users

  • L. Sherr
Conference paper


In the UK drug users (DU) form a sizeable proportion of those infected with HIV and those with AIDS. Furthermore if one examines the statistics in depth the picture that emerges is of grave concern. In the gay community the percentage of new infections is reducing, yet the drug using community shows a dramatic increase. The situation is further exacerbated by the fact that, in Europe generally, drug users contribute direct and indirectly to both the heterosexual spread of HIV and to paediatric infection.


Drug User Drug User Needle Exchange Television Advertisement Syringe Exchange Programme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Sherr
    • 1
  1. 1.St Mary’s HospitalLondonUK

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