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Bury, Gerard (1989) Human immunodeficiency virus infection in a Dublin general practice. Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners , 39 , pp. 101-103.

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A group general practice in Dublin's inner city has had extensive experience of intravenous drug users since the late 1970s. Since 1985 a total of 54 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositive patients have attended the practice of whom 48 are intravenous drug users, four are the children of drug users and two have been infected through sexual contacts. Three patients have developed the acquired immune deficiency syndrome and at least eight have symptomatic HIV disease. Sixty per cent of Ireland's seropositive population have been infected through intravenous drug abuse but nationally only 16% of all intravenous drug users tested are seropositive; in the study practice, however, at least 35% (48/137) of known intravenous drug users are seropositive.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:March 1989
Season/Number:3
Page Range:pp. 101-103
Publisher:Royal College of General Practioners
Volume:39
Notes:Reproduced by kind permission of the Royal College of General Practitioners
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV infection
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)

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