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dc.contributor.authorRoxburgh, A
dc.contributor.authorDegenhardt, L
dc.contributor.authorBreen, C
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-05T00:52:33Z
dc.date.available2021-02-05T00:52:33Z
dc.date.issued2005-06-06
dc.identifierpii: 1477-7517-2-7
dc.identifier.citationRoxburgh, A., Degenhardt, L. & Breen, C. (2005). Drug use and risk behaviours among injecting drug users: a comparison between sex workers and non-sex workers in Sydney, Australia.. Harm Reduct J, 2 (1), pp.7-. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7517-2-7.
dc.identifier.issn1477-7517
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/260187
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: This paper examines the differences in demographics, drug use patterns and self reported risk behaviours between regular injecting drug users (IDU) who report engaging in sex work for money or drugs and regular injecting drug users who do not. METHODS: Cross sectional data collected from regular IDU interviewed as part of the New South Wales (NSW) Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) in 2003 were analysed. RESULTS: IDU who reported engaging in sex work were more likely to be female, and identify as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. They initiated injecting drug use at a significantly younger age and were more likely to report injection related problems than IDU who had not engaged in sex work. There were no differences in the drug classes used, but findings suggested that the sex workers tended to be more frequent users of crystalline methamphetamine (ice) and benzodiazepines. CONCLUSION: The similarities between these groups were more striking than the differences. Further research, examining a larger sample is needed to clarify whether injecting drug users who are sex workers have heavier use patterns.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleDrug use and risk behaviours among injecting drug users: a comparison between sex workers and non-sex workers in Sydney, Australia.
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1477-7517-2-7
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
melbourne.affiliation.facultyMedicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
melbourne.source.titleHarm Reduction Journal
melbourne.source.volume2
melbourne.source.issue1
melbourne.source.pages7-
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid973047
melbourne.openaccess.pmchttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1164426
melbourne.contributor.authorDegenhardt, Louisa
dc.identifier.eissn1477-7517
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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