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《Guangdong Journal of Health and Epidemic Prevention》 2004-06
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Qualitative study on drug use and syringe sharing among IDUs in Guangdong

YANG Fang, LIN Peng, WANG Ye, et al. Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou 510300, China  
Objective To examine the factors that induced drug use and syringe sharing and to develop strategies against drug use and syringe sharing practice among injection drug users ( IDUs) in China. Methods The IDUs were recruited from detoxification centers and communities in Jiangmen,2002-2003 and in-depth interview (about 2 hours) to each subject was sorted, coded and analyzed by NUD*IST4.0. Results 53 IDUs were interviewed. Of which 94.9% used drug before 30 years old; 98.1% began using drug through inhaling. The main reasons for trying drug were making friends who used drug, frustration encounter and curiosity. Most drug users resorted to injection from inhaling because of economic burden and euphoria pursuing; The main reasons for syringe sharing were new syringe unavailable when drug sick happened, good relationship with peers, health ignoring and unaware of the risk of syringe sharing. The reason of detoxification failure was adverse surroundings and lack of social supporting. 30.8% female drug user had prostitution experience. Conclusion Syringe unaccessible and unaware of the risk of syringe sharing contributed to syringe sharing. It is imperative to implement syringe social marketing and needle exchange program.
【Fund】: 美国国家毒品滥用研究所 (NIDA)资助项目 (资助序号 :1 R0 3DA14 70 5 0 1)
【CateGory Index】: R181.3
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