Posted in random

Finding answers to injecting drug use and HIV risk in Kenya

lidcblog

image001What does drug use in a Kenyan village, a Rwandan community court and a UK prison have in common? Theoretically, quite a lot.

In our work to identify the reasons why people start injecting drugs in Kenya we are exploring ideas from a range of disciplines and areas of research. Heroin use is increasing as a public health challenge in Kenya. There are many ways of using heroin, with injecting being the most dangerous, mainly because of the risk of HIV; smoking, chasing or snorting heroin aren’t so dangerous. Injecting drugs is a risk for HIV when two people share the same needle to inject heroin and so create the potential for blood with HIV to be exchanged. Injecting drug use is a major aspect of the global HIV epidemic, with 3 million people who inject drugs living with HIV.

View original post 375 more words

Advertisements

Author:

I've been swinging from place to place looking for new adventures every day.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s