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European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 373–374 | Cite as

Cross border HIV epidemic among injecting drug users of Himalayan West Bengal

  • Kamalesh Sarkar
  • Baisali Bal
  • Rita Mukherjee
  • Swapan Kumar Niyogi
  • Malay Kumar Saha
  • Sujit Kumar Bhattacharya
Letter to editor

Keywords

Cross-border Drug trafficking HIV Injecting drug users (IDUs) Risk behaviour 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamalesh Sarkar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Baisali Bal
    • 1
  • Rita Mukherjee
    • 1
  • Swapan Kumar Niyogi
    • 1
  • Malay Kumar Saha
    • 1
  • Sujit Kumar Bhattacharya
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of EpidemologyNational Institute of Cholera & Enteric DiseasesKolkataIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of Cholera & Enteric DiseasesKolkataIndia

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