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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Fountain, Jane and Rhodes, Tim and Barnard, Marina and Hariga, Fabienne and Avilés, Nuria Romo and Vicente, Julian and Weber, Urban (2001) Injecting drug use, risk behaviour and qualitative research in the time of AIDS. EMCDDA Insights Series no. 4 Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities .

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Injecting is one of the main causes of health damage related to illegal drug use today. It is strongly related to fatal and non-fatal overdoses, as well as to the transmission of infectious diseases, such as hepatitis B and C, and HIV infection. Yet studying drug injection is no easy task, due to its hidden nature and low prevalence in general population terms. It is necessary to understand why and how people decide to engage in such dangerous behaviour, and to analyse how drug injectors perceive risk.

There are fundamental issues that need to be understood in order to interpret and better use epidemiological quantitative data on the subject. This publication is the result of a review undertaken by the EMCDDA working group on injecting drug use and risk behaviour. It helps in understanding injecting drug use and its adverse health consequences, particularly risk behaviour associated with the transmission of HIV.

Table of contents
• Injecting drug use: associated harms
• Qualitative methods in drugs research
• The role of qualitative research
• Understanding, injecting risk behaviour
• Understanding sexual risk behaviour


Item Type
Book
Date
2001
Call No
REF, EMCDDA
Pages
125 p.
Publisher
Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
Corporate Creators
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication
Luxembourg
ISBN
92-9168-110-5
Keywords
AOD induced risk, European Union, harm reduction, high-risk group, HIV infection, injected substance, intravenous injection, qualitative research method, qualitative study, subcutaneous injection
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Accession Number
HRB 2094 (Available)
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