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Trop Med Int Health. 2008 Jun;13(6):814-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02071.x. Epub 2008 Mar 24.

High HIV risk among Uigur minority ethnic drug users in northwestern China.

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State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess differences of HIV risk between ethnicities in northwestern China.

METHOD:

Cross-sectional serosurvey and structured questionnaire interview of 383 injection drug users of either Han or Uigur ethnicity in Urumqi, Xinjiang.

RESULTS:

Both Uigur minority ethnicity and residence in a Uigur or mixed Uigur/Han community were independently associated with higher HIV risk.

CONCLUSION:

HIV prevention programs should give special focus on minority ethnic drug users and their communities.

PMID:
18363583
PMCID:
PMC2746442
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02071.x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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