A new survey by the UN agency on drug control has
revealed that the number of drug addicts testing positive for HIV is on the
The survey of 6,000 drug users ion India found that many
of them shared needles with their fellow users and also borrowed needles, which
is a leading cause for HIV.
In addition to this many addicts also have unsafe sexual
habits, the report added. Just 20 percent used condoms when indulging in casual
''Most of these
people are sexually active. They rarely have safe sex so there is risk of
transmitting to spouses and partners,'' said Dr Suresh Kumar, author, UNODC
Regional Drug Report.