FROM THE ARCHIVE

HIV rates high for Native drug users

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2003

Research published in the Canadian Medical Journal documents a high rate of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, among Native drug users in Vancouver, British Columbia.

HIV rates among Natives are twice that of other groups, according to the study. As of May 31, 2001, 21 percent of Native participants were HIV-positive.

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HIV rates soaring among aboriginal drug users (CBC 1/7)

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Risk factors for elevated HIV incidence among Aboriginal injection drug users in Vancouver (January 7, 2003)

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