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Access to syringes for HIV prevention for injection drug users in St. Petersburg, Russia: syringe purchase test study

Ekaterina V Fedorova1*, Roman V Skochilov12, Robert Heimer3, Patricia Case4, Leo Beletsky5, Lauretta E Grau3, Andrey P Kozlov12 and Alla V Shaboltas12

Author Affiliations

1 The Biomedical Center, 8, Viborgskaya Street, St. Petersburg 194044, Russia

2 Saint Petersburg State University, 7-9, Universitetskaya nab, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia

3 Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, School of Public Health, Yale University, 60 College Street, PO Box 208034, New Haven CT 06520-8034, USA

4 The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA

5 Northeastern University School of Law & Bouvé College of Health Sciences, 400 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13:183  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-183

Published: 1 March 2013

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Distribution of pharmacies by type and HIV prevalence by districts. Displays distribution of pharmacies by type and shows HIV prevalence by district level (St. Petersburg, Russia; 2009). Three pharmacy types are presented: government-supported, chain and independent. Data on HIV prevalence (measured per 100,000 inhabitants) is divided in 10 categories.

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Data on HIV prevalence and pharmacies’ density by district. Displays data on HIV prevalence and pharmacies’ density in each of 18 city’s districts. Pharmacies’ density is measured per square kilometer and per 100,000 inhabitants.

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