Geographic variation in HIV infection among injecting drug users within Barcelona

Josep Roca, David Vlahov, Carmen Borrell, Josep M. Jansa, Teresa Brugal, Hosni Yazbeck, Alvaro Muñoz

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Abstract

In response to a high incidence of AIDS among injecting drug users in Barcelona, Spain, the city established a program in four geographically distinct centers for assistance and surveillance. The centers provided testing, counseling, and monitoring of infectious diseases. In 1991-92, HIV rates were 33% in the northwest center, 39% in the western center, 39% in the east, and 71% in the south. Differences between the rates in the southern center when compared with those in the other centers were very significant (P < 001). These data show geographic variation of HIV infection within one city and substantiate the need to provide expanded medical care in the drug misuse treatment setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-229
Number of pages11
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Geographic variations
  • HIV infection
  • Hepatitis B
  • Injecting drug users
  • Syphilis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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