Shooting galleries, their proprietors, and implications for prevention of AIDS

J. Bryan Page, Prince C. Smith, Normie Kane

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Abstract

Locales where intravenous drug users (IVDUs) go to inject themselves are of special interest, in preventing the spread of AIDS. Field research conducted among IVDUs in Miami, Florida answers questions about opportunities for infection in shooting galleries and outlines the cultural context in which risky injection occurs. Intervention among proprietors of shooting galleries has potential for successful prevention of infection, but success may only be short-term without ongoing reinforcement of prevention techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-86
Number of pages18
JournalDrugs and Society
Volume5
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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