Archive for September 25th, 2008

3 Million Injection Drug Users Are HIV-Positive

A study reveals that three million of the 15.9 million injection drug users (IDUs) throughout the world are likely to be HIV-positive. The study, which was published recently in the Lancet, was conducted by reviewing injection drug use and the prevalence of HIV/ AIDS among IDUs in 148 countries. The research was led by Bradley Mathers of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.According to the study, China has the largest number of IDUs with a mid-range…