Affiliations 

  • 1 Hospital Besar Kota Bharu, Kelantan Darul Naim
  • 2 Drug Ward, Hospital Besar Kota Bharu, Kelantan Darul Naim
Med. J. Malaysia, 1993 Jun;48(2):117-23.
PMID: 8350785

Abstract

Sixty-one serologically positive HIV infected drug abusers admitted to the Drug Ward, General Hospital, Kota Bharu, were interviewed for possible risk behaviour and AIDS awareness. Fifty-eight subjects were IV abusers while the other 3 were non-IV abusers. All the IV abusers had shared injecting equipment with no regard for sterility. There was non-usage of condoms among those sexually active. Though AIDS awareness was high, there was a lack of risk behaviour change. The drug abusers appear to be a problem group in HIV control measures. Educating the drug abusers and commitment by them to alter risk behaviour is needed.

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