Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology (Jan 2005)

The Prevalence and Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in a Prospective Cohort of Injection Drug Users in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Laura M Kuyper,
  • Courtney LC Collins,
  • Thomas Kerr,
  • Robert S Hogg,
  • Kathy Li,
  • Mark W Tyndall,
  • Julio SG Montaner,
  • Evan Wood

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 16, no. 4
pp. 225 – 229


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BACKGROUND: While several studies have reported on sexual risk behaviours and the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among injection drug users (IDUs), there are fewer prospective studies that have been able to examine populations of IDUs with no history of STIs. Therefore, the authors examined prevalence, correlates and factors associated with time to first STI infection in a prospective cohort of IDUs in Vancouver, British Columbia.