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Effects of neglect and stigmatisation on post-therapy behaviour of patients who are HIV-positive
  1. Nima Hemmat,
  2. Hossein Bannazadeh Baghi
  1. Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hossein Bannazadeh Baghi, Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz 5165665931, Iran; hbannazadeh{at}tbzmed.ac.ir

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HIV is well known as a sexual transmitted infection. However, far too little attention is given to those that have been exposed to HIV through the use of injection drugs, particularly in Middle Eastern countries. Approximately 10% of patients with HIV globally are injection drug users (IDUs).1 In low-income and middle-income countries, IDUs are most likely to be identified during imprisonment2 and prevalence rates are under-reported.3 Especially in Middle Eastern or Islamic countries, IDUs and patients with HIV are …

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