intravenous drug use


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intravenous drug use

Intravenous drug abuse The habitual IV injection of drugs of abuse Epidemiology In the US ± 2.5 million–population ± 235 million have used IVDs Infections Pyogenic–eg, endocarditis, pneumonia, sepsis Common agents S pneumoniae, H influenzae, hepatitis–HBV, alcoholic, STD, TB
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Neither cocaine abuse, with its consequent high-risk patterns of sexual activity and intravenous drug use, nor the spread of AIDS into the general population seem to be abating.
HIV high-risk activities (such as intravenous drug use or sex
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