HIV and drug use in Eurasia

Robert Heimer, Robert E. Booth, Kevin Irwin, Michael Merson

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The twin epidemics of drug addiction and HIV simultaneously emerged in the Eurasia region in the late 1990s. Both were unanticipated by health establishments. Failure to act slowed the collection of detailed data and effective responses. In this chapter, we report on our observations and on those of our colleagues. To provide a proper sense of the problem created by the slow response of most of the governments in the region, this chapter combines a description of our experiences with the limited data available from scholarly sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHIV/AIDS in Russia and Eurasia
Subtitle of host publicationVolume I
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780230603394
ISBN (Print)9781403970572
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine
  • General Arts and Humanities


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