Social intervention against AIDS among injecting drug users

SAMUEL R. FRIEDMAN, ALAN NEAIGUS, Don Des Jarlais, JO L. SOTHERAN, JOYCELYN WOODS, MERYL SUFIAN, BRUCE STEPHERSON, CLAIRE STERK

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Many drug injectors continue to engage in behaviors that lead them to become infected with HIV in spite of a wide variety of public health programs. In addition, many persons have begun to inject drugs in spite of knowing the risks of AIDS. The inadequacy of current efforts to prevent these behaviors suggests that additional forms of intervention should be attempted. We suggest that social interventions be tried to complement current programs (almost all of which have an individual focus). Evidence that social factors such as peer pressure and the social relations of race affect risk behavior is presented. Social interventions that are discussed include organizing drug injectors against AIDS in ways analogous to those in which gays organized against the epidemic, and finding ways to change large‐scale social relationships that predispose people to inject drugs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-404
Number of pages12
JournalBritish Journal of Addiction
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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Drug Users
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Race Relations
Risk-Taking
Public Health
HIV

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FRIEDMAN, SAMUEL. R., NEAIGUS, ALAN., Des Jarlais, D., SOTHERAN, JO. L., WOODS, JOYCELYN., SUFIAN, MERYL., ... STERK, CLAIRE. (1992). Social intervention against AIDS among injecting drug users. British Journal of Addiction, 87(3), 393-404. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.1992.tb01940.x

Social intervention against AIDS among injecting drug users. / FRIEDMAN, SAMUEL R.; NEAIGUS, ALAN; Des Jarlais, Don; SOTHERAN, JO L.; WOODS, JOYCELYN; SUFIAN, MERYL; STEPHERSON, BRUCE; STERK, CLAIRE.

In: British Journal of Addiction, Vol. 87, No. 3, 01.01.1992, p. 393-404.

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FRIEDMAN, SAMUELR, NEAIGUS, ALAN, Des Jarlais, D, SOTHERAN, JOL, WOODS, JOYCELYN, SUFIAN, MERYL, STEPHERSON, BRUCE & STERK, CLAIRE 1992, 'Social intervention against AIDS among injecting drug users', British Journal of Addiction, vol. 87, no. 3, pp. 393-404. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.1992.tb01940.x
FRIEDMAN SAMUELR, NEAIGUS ALAN, Des Jarlais D, SOTHERAN JOL, WOODS JOYCELYN, SUFIAN MERYL et al. Social intervention against AIDS among injecting drug users. British Journal of Addiction. 1992 Jan 1;87(3):393-404. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.1992.tb01940.x
FRIEDMAN, SAMUEL R. ; NEAIGUS, ALAN ; Des Jarlais, Don ; SOTHERAN, JO L. ; WOODS, JOYCELYN ; SUFIAN, MERYL ; STEPHERSON, BRUCE ; STERK, CLAIRE. / Social intervention against AIDS among injecting drug users. In: British Journal of Addiction. 1992 ; Vol. 87, No. 3. pp. 393-404.
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