Assessing risk factors and contexts for concomitant drug use of Medically Assisted Therapy recipients enrolled in the Malindi Sub-County Hospital

Assessing risk factors and contexts for concomitant drug use of Medically Assisted Therapy recipients enrolled in the Malindi Sub-County Hospital

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Worldwide, 27 million people are estimated to be problem drug users with almost half of them being injecting drug users (IDU). A total of 1.65 million IDU are living with HIV. In Kenya, IDU is increasing especially along the coast. Methadone assisted therapy (MAT) is one of the best evidenced interventions for drug addiction and HIV prevention. Three MAT programmes are active in Kenya. The programme in Malindi started in 2015. Azraa Mahmoud's study assesses risk factors and contexts for concomitant drug use of MAT recipients enrolled in the Malindi sub-county Hospital, and captures staff views on the contexts of concomitant drug use and suggestions to manage the condition. It is envisaged that the results will improve care and enhance treatment of IDU in Kenya.