In drug-injection behavior, the re-use of syringes is frequent. This is the main channel by which the Human Immunodeficiency Virus is transmitted in our country. Various models for quantification have been used to study this behavior, but they do not suffice to explain what is a complex and apparently irrational behavior. An ethnographic perspective that combines a qualitative angle, using diverse methods of direct observation and interviews, with a quantitative, survey-based focus yields a description of the biographical, cultural, and social contexts of this behavior, and thus a better understanding of injection behavior and the use of contaminated syringes.
|Translated title of the contribution||An ethnographic study of risk-taking behavoir in intravenous drug use: Miami vs. Valencia|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Archivos de Psiquiatria|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health