Canada: Needle Exchange Clients Lead Risky Sex
Join Together Research Summary,
August 23, 2006
who visit needle-exchange programs may limit their
risk of getting AIDS through sharing dirty
needles, but their risky sex lives still expose
them to many diseases, the Kingston Whig-Standard
reported Aug. 18.
Queen's University in Ontario, Canada studied 60
needle-exchange clients found that the vast
majority still had unprotected sex, including
those working as prostitutes.
the lead researcher, said the results were
preliminary and part of a broader study to
determine whether needle exchanges, condom
distribution and education campaigns are effective
in preventing infectious diseases.