Drug Injecting and HIV Infection: Global Dimensions and Local Responses

Drug Injecting and HIV Infection: Global Dimensions and Local Responses

by Andrew Ball
     
 

Drug Injecting and HIV Infection is a comparative international study of drug injecting behaviour and HIV infection based on the World Health Organization's study of 13 cities as disparate as Athens, Bangkok, Glasgow and Rio de Janeiro. Using a standardized methodology for the collection of data, as well as central data management and analysis, this study

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Drug Injecting and HIV Infection is a comparative international study of drug injecting behaviour and HIV infection based on the World Health Organization's study of 13 cities as disparate as Athens, Bangkok, Glasgow and Rio de Janeiro. Using a standardized methodology for the collection of data, as well as central data management and analysis, this study represents the largest international project of its kind. It presents a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about drug injecting, HIV infection, epidemic dynamics and possibilities for prevention.
Stressing the importance of linking research to intervention and policy, the contributors emphasize the need to place HIV and policy issues on the international agenda. Written by experts in the field, this global study offers an in-depth and definitive analysis of the subject.

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Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Bernard J. Turnock, MD, MPH (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book presents a comprehensive overview of the current understanding of the interfaces between drug injecting and HIV infections worldwide. It also addresses the dynamics of the HIV epidemic and opportunities for prevention and control based on the experience of 12 cities participating in a World Health Organization study since 1989.
Purpose: The major purpose of this edited compilation is to provide a definitive account of drug injecting behaviors and HIV infection in major cities across the globe.
Audience: These are critically important issues for a wide range of audiences including health professionals, public health officials, policy makers, researchers, and students. Those with a special interest in international health will especially value this book.
Features: The contributed chapters touch on virtually all the important issues and themes from the social and behavioral aspects of drug injecting to the intricacies and dynamics of the spread of HIV among drug injectors in a dozen different settings. Program and policy considerations abound in 13 chapters. The unique research base for these experiences make this book's offerings especially valuable.
Assessment: This is a very important addition to the literature. It chronicles the international urban experience with HIV among drug using populations, shedding new light on the social and health impacts of the collision of these giant forces. The result is a truly comprehensive overview of the subject and a valuable addition to personal and institutional libraries around the world.
3 Stars from Doody
Bernard J. Turnock
This book presents a comprehensive overview of the current understanding of the interfaces between drug injecting and HIV infections worldwide. It also addresses the dynamics of the HIV epidemic and opportunities for prevention and control based on the experience of 12 cities participating in a World Health Organization study since 1989. The major purpose of this edited compilation is to provide a definitive account of drug injecting behaviors and HIV infection in major cities across the globe. These are critically important issues for a wide range of audiences including health professionals, public health officials, policy makers, researchers, and students. Those with a special interest in international health will especially value this book. The contributed chapters touch on virtually all the important issues and themes from the social and behavioral aspects of drug injecting to the intricacies and dynamics of the spread of HIV among drug injectors in a dozen different settings. Program and policy considerations abound in 13 chapters. The unique research base for these experiences make this book's offerings especially valuable. This is a very important addition to the literature. It chronicles the international urban experience with HIV among drug using populations, shedding new light on the social and health impacts of the collision of these giant forces. The result is a truly comprehensive overview of the subject and a valuable addition to personal and institutional libraries around the world.
Booknews
Based on a comparative study by the World Health Organization of drug injecting behavior and HIV infection which involved 6,390 drug injectors from 12 cities (Athens, Bangkok, Berlin, Glasgow, London, Madrid, New York, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Sydney, and Toronto). This book uses data gathered from the collaborating sites together with information from other studies to present an overview of what is currently known about drug injecting, HIV infection, epidemic dynamics and possibilities for prevention. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857288254
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Social Aspects of AIDS Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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