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Treating IV Drug Users— A Difficult Task for Staff

Treating IV Drug Users— A Difficult Task for Staff Users Treating IV Drugfor Staff A Difficult Task By John Carpi infections that did not meet the CDC def¬ inition of AIDS. That means that 53 per¬ cent of the city's AIDS-related deaths since the epidemic began have been among people with a risk factor of IV drug use, while 38 percent have been among homosexual and bisexual men. The health department defines AIDS-re¬ lated deaths as cases of HIV infection that do not meet the CDC definition of AIDS. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 6,730 people in the city have died of ill¬ nesses that met the CDC criteria for AIDS. —have proven to be having brain problems, do a check and find illicit drugs in their blood." The IV tubing—lines going directly to the heart a emotional and organizational that people with AIDS patients present to the medical community are magnified when the person is using intravenous drugs. A combination of poor impulse control and an already debilitated medical condition causes drug users to exhaust the reserves of health care workers. And the ranks of IV drug-using AIDS patients are growing. In August 1986, the number of new AIDS cases attributable to IV drug use http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

Treating IV Drug Users— A Difficult Task for Staff

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 1 (3) – Dec 1, 1987

Treating IV Drug Users— A Difficult Task for Staff

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 1 (3) – Dec 1, 1987

Abstract

Users Treating IV Drugfor Staff A Difficult Task By John Carpi infections that did not meet the CDC def¬ inition of AIDS. That means that 53 per¬ cent of the city's AIDS-related deaths since the epidemic began have been among people with a risk factor of IV drug use, while 38 percent have been among homosexual and bisexual men. The health department defines AIDS-re¬ lated deaths as cases of HIV infection that do not meet the CDC definition of AIDS. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 6,730 people in the city have died of ill¬ nesses that met the CDC criteria for AIDS. —have proven to be having brain problems, do a check and find illicit drugs in their blood." The IV tubing—lines going directly to the heart a emotional and organizational that people with AIDS patients present to the medical community are magnified when the person is using intravenous drugs. A combination of poor impulse control and an already debilitated medical condition causes drug users to exhaust the reserves of health care workers. And the ranks of IV drug-using AIDS patients are growing. In August 1986, the number of new AIDS cases attributable to IV drug use

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Mary Ann Liebert
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Copyright 1987 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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0893-5068
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1557-7449
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10.1089/apc.1987.1.21
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Abstract

Users Treating IV Drugfor Staff A Difficult Task By John Carpi infections that did not meet the CDC def¬ inition of AIDS. That means that 53 per¬ cent of the city's AIDS-related deaths since the epidemic began have been among people with a risk factor of IV drug use, while 38 percent have been among homosexual and bisexual men. The health department defines AIDS-re¬ lated deaths as cases of HIV infection that do not meet the CDC definition of AIDS. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 6,730 people in the city have died of ill¬ nesses that met the CDC criteria for AIDS. —have proven to be having brain problems, do a check and find illicit drugs in their blood." The IV tubing—lines going directly to the heart a emotional and organizational that people with AIDS patients present to the medical community are magnified when the person is using intravenous drugs. A combination of poor impulse control and an already debilitated medical condition causes drug users to exhaust the reserves of health care workers. And the ranks of IV drug-using AIDS patients are growing. In August 1986, the number of new AIDS cases attributable to IV drug use

Journal

AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Dec 1, 1987

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