International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction

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Drugs, HIV Treatment and Harm Reduction Services for Afghan Refugees in Iran

Roya Noori 1 , * and Abbas Deylamizade 2
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1 Substance Abuse and Dependence Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Division of Drug Use Research, Department of Addiction Studies, Rebirth Society, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction: March 2017, 6 (1); e29340
  • Published Online: August 10, 2016
  • Article Type: Brief Report
  • Received: April 18, 2015
  • Revised: June 16, 2015
  • Accepted: September 19, 2015
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijhrba.29340

To Cite: Noori R, Deylamizade A. Drugs, HIV Treatment and Harm Reduction Services for Afghan Refugees in Iran, Int J High Risk Behav Addict. 2017 ;6(1):e29340. doi: 10.5812/ijhrba.29340.

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