Unsafe Drug Injections Associated With Higher HIV Rates Among Malaysian Fishermen, Study Shows

SciDev.Net: Drug culture behind HIV wave engulfing Malaysian fishermen
“…HIV infection rates in fishing communities in Africa and Asia are four to 14 times higher than those of the general population. While past studies associated this high prevalence with risky sexual behavior among fishermen, a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE this month (5 August) finds that unsafe drug injections are to blame…” (Law, 8/25).

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