International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health

ISSN - 1840-4529

Chitlada Areesantichai

College of Public Health Sciences, Drug Dependence Research Center WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Drug Dependence (WHOCC), Chulalongkorn, University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand


  • Research Article   
    Sexual Risk Behaviors and Addiction Levels of Imprisonment Heroin Users in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Author(s): Theruwani N Dissanayake* and Chitlada Areesantichai

    Background: There were many risk factors mentioned among substances users, specially HIV/ AIDS, Hepatitis C and other transmission of infectious disease which impact on health and social complications are not known. Heroin user’s sexual risk behaviors and addiction levels can cause adverse results for users as well as society. The purpose of this study is to assess the sexual risk behaviors of heroin used in prisoners, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Further, this study allows us to identify the severity of drug addiction levels. Methods: The cross sectional study was conducted in Welikada prison, Colombo, Sri Lanka among 334 heroin used prisoners. Purposive sampling method was used as sampling technique. It was consisted of all the heroin users who age group more than 18 years. Administrated questionnaire was used for face t.. View More»

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