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intravenous drug user


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intravenous drug user

Renal amyloidosis in intravenous drug users

Intravenous drug users and AIDS Knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in Calabria, Italy

Infection in the Intravenous Drug User

Oesophageal pyomyositis in an intravenous drug user

Characteristics of Hepatitis C Virus among Intravenous Drug Users in Iceland

Cardiac Infection and Sepsis in 3 Intravenous Bath Salts Drug Users

Determinants of condom use among intravenous drug users in Spain

Polymicrobial Endocarditis with Haemophilus parainfluenzae in an Intravenous Drug User Whose Transesophageal Echocardiogram Appeared Normal

Antimicrobials for right-sided endocarditis in intravenous drug users: a systematic review

Infrequent Detection of TT Virus Infection in Intravenous Drug Users, Prostitutes, and Homosexual Men

Girdlestone procedure for avascular necrosis of the hip in an intravenous drug user

Less than 28 Days of Intravenous Antibiotic Treatment Is Sufficient for Suppurative Thrombophlebitis in Injection Drug Users

Legal access to needles and syringes/ needle exchange programmes versus HIV counselling and testing to prevent transmission of HIV among intravenous drug users A comparative study of Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Prevalence of Antibodies to Hepatitis C in a Population of Intravenous Drug Users in Valencia, Spain, 1990–1992

Safe and successful treatment of intravenous drug users with a peripherally inserted central catheter in an outpatient parenteral antibiotic treatment service

Multiple aorto-right cavitary fistula: a rare complication of prosthetic valvular endocarditis in intravenous drug users

CCL3L1 Copy Number Is a Strong Genetic Determinant of HIV Seropositivity in Caucasian Intravenous Drug Users

Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Use, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-1 RNA Suppression, and Medical Causes of Hospitalization Among HIV-Infected Intravenous Drug Users in the Late ART Era

 

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Usually abbreviated to IVDU or IDU. A term mainly applied to persons who use illicit street drugs, often under unhygienic conditions. Sharing needles with other users is a common feature of the subculture of IVDUs. Consequently, there is a high risk of transmitting blood-borne infections, including HIV and hepatitis B and C. Because many such persons finance their addiction by crime or prostitution, they may constitute a public health risk to others as well as endangering their own health.

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