Journal article

Sexual behaviours of men who inject drugs in Northeast India

Michelle Kermode, Greg Armstrong, Gajendra Kumar Medhi, Chumben Humtsoe, Biangtung Langkham, Jagadish Mahanta

HARM REDUCTION JOURNAL | BMC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Promoting safer sex behaviours among people who inject drugs is important as drug-using populations with high HIV prevalence can contribute to transition from a concentrated to a generalised epidemic. This study describes the sexual behaviours of men who inject drugs in two Northeast Indian states (Manipur and Nagaland) where HIV prevalence is high, with a focus on the HIV risks for their regular female sexual partners. METHODS: Data were obtained from two cross-sectional surveys combined (N = 3,362)-both conducted in 2009 using respondent-driven sampling to recruit men who injected drugs. Both surveys asked about demographics, drug use, sexual and injecting risk behaviours, and ..

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