Journal article

Injecting drug use and HIV in northeast India: Negotiating a public health response in a complex environment

M Kermode, P Deutschmann, MC Arunkumar, G Manning

South Asian History and Culture | Published : 2010

Abstract

The northeast Indian states of Manipur and Nagaland are characterized by longstanding and sometimes violent civil insurgence, tribalism and religious conservatism. A number of conflicts are being played out in these two states between insurgent groups and the Indian military, rival insurgent groups and different tribal groups. This has a profound effect on the daily lives of individuals and communities, and development within the region. The problem of injecting drug use is substantial, with approximately 2% of the population injecting drugs, both heroin and pharmaceutical agents. Consequently, Manipur and Nagaland are the two highest HIV-prevalence states in India. Acknowledgement of inject..

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