HIV-POSITIVE AND HIV-NEGATIVE FEMALES WITH OPIOID DEPENDENCE: PSYCHOSOCIAL AND CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Edvard Stanko, Sergey Igumnov Abstract Abstract. The objective of the study was to explore clinical, psychological and social characteristics of female injectable opioid users (FIOUs) with different HIV status living in Republic of Belarus. Materials and methods. A cohort of 217 FIOUs were examined (104 HIV-positive and 113 HIV-negative patients. To assess patient social functioning,…

15 Years’ Experience Of Syphilis’ Diagnostics And Treatment In Two Lithuanian Centres

Tadas Raudonis, Tatjana Orlovskytė, Algirdas Šumila, Aldona Kajutytė, Genovaitė Lapinskaitė, Matilda Bylaitė-Bučinskienė Abstract Syphilis is a disease of systemic nature which is characterised by varied clinical manifestations, therefore physicians of most specialities may encounter it. Also, Lithuania has one of the highest incidence rates of syphilis in the European Union. In this paper we present…

Harm Reduction of the Drugs Using: the Changes of Concept and Evidence-Based Effectiveness

Natalja Istomina, Rožė Perminienė, Riitta Suhonen, Helena Leino-Kilpi Abstract Infectious deseases such as HIV and virus hepatitis B and C are closely connected with drug use. These deseases are one of the hardest drug use results affecting health. The relation between drug injections and infection transmission is undeniable. Therefore in many countries prevention of drug…