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HIV and injection drug use
  • Published Date:
    April 2015
  • Language:
    English
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Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (U.S.), Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.
  • Description:
    Fast facts:

    • HIV infections due to injection drug use have declined, but injecting drugs remains a significant risk.

    • Sharing syringes is a direct route of HIV transmission.

    • In one study, two out of five people who inject drugs and were diagnosed with HIV did not know they were infected.

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