Absence of viral transmission in injecting drug users in Russia

Abstract

The authors draw attention to studies showing that the populations of HIV-1 and HCV subtypes found in injecting drug users (IDUs) in the former Soviet Union differed from those in western Europe (and that human T-cell leukaemia virus type II was common in western European IDUs but not present at all in their Russian counterparts). This indicates that contacts between IDUs in one region and those in the other were limited, and much less pronounced than those within each region.

Citation

The Lancet (2001) Volume 358, Issue 9286 (22 September), Pages 1016-1017 [doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(01)06146-3]

Absence of viral transmission in injecting drug users in Russia

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