A review of HIV prevention among young injecting drug users: A guide for researchers.

Harm reduction journal

PubMedID: 15774000

Dolan KA, Niven H. A review of HIV prevention among young injecting drug users: A guide for researchers. Harm Reduct J. 2005;2(1):5.
Young people aged 15-24 years account for fifty percent of all new AIDS cases worldwide. Moreover, half of all new HIV infections are associated with injection drug use. The average age for initiation into injecting drug use is 20 years of age. This paper investigates whether HIV prevention programs have reduced risk behaviours in young people.