Journal Article

Vulnerable among the Vulnerable: Drug Users in Situations of Poverty and Indigence in Argentina

Luis Enrique Vivas, Graciela Radulich and Daniela Bruno

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue Supplement_5, pages S358-S361
Published in print December 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/377559
Vulnerable among the Vulnerable: Drug Users in Situations of Poverty and Indigence in Argentina

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To study drug use in the context of poverty, it is necessary to undertake a complex analysis of various perspectives to understand the dense interweaving of socioeconomic, political, and cultural factors involved in the problem. The analysis of this social scenario was our starting point in planning holistic actions for the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and other illnesses related to drug use. Merely copying successful models from developed countries, which are designed for other contexts and populations, would result in insufficient and ineffective actions. The Asociación Civil Cristiana Recuperación Atención de Drogadependientes (ACCRAD), also known as “El Retoño” (“sprout”), is a nongovernmental organization that has been working since 1985 to consolidate a model of analysis and intervention that considers this complex framework and seeks to meet the needs of drug users from the poorest sectors of society. Our research on the use of drugs and its relationship to poverty, together with the documentation of harm-reduction interventions, has been carried out since 1997.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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