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The rise of injecting drug use in East Africa: a case study from Kenya

By Susan Beckerleg, Maggie Telfer and Gillian Lewando Hundt

Abstract

Studies on injecting drug use in East Africa are reviewed. The existingstudies document the spread of heroin injection in Kenya and Tanzania, both countries where HIV rates are high. No data from Uganda on injecting drug use was found by the authors. A case study of the growth of heroin injection in a Kenyan coastal town is presented. The need for needle-exchange programmes and other prevention services is discussed.\ud \u

Topics: HN
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:580

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