HIV in injecting drug users in Asian countries: Authors' reply

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7483.147-a (Published 13 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:147
  1. Alex Wodak, director (awodak@stvincents.com.au),
  2. Robert Ali, director of clinical policy and research (robert.ali@adelaide.edu.au),
  3. M Farrell, senior lecturer in addictions (m.farrell@iop.kcl.ac)
  1. Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
  2. University of Adelaide
  3. PO Box 48, National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London SE5 8AF,uk

    EDITOR—Reece concedes the critical importance of controlling the epidemic of HIV among and from injecting drug users, especially in Asia. This is a useful start. However, his subsequent comments are less than helpful.

    Reece argues that the high incidence of hepatitis C indicates that harm minimisation is ineffective. A recent study estimated that needle …

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