Injecting drug use and female street-working prostitution in Glasgow

AIDS. 1990 Nov;4(11):1153-5. doi: 10.1097/00002030-199011000-00017.


There are considerable difficulties associated with calculating the prevalence of covert, illegal and stigmatized activities. This paper outlines new methods we have developed for calculating the prevalence of both drug-injecting street prostitution and non-injecting street prostitution in Glasgow. Our data indicate that Glasgow has a much higher level of injecting drug use than has been reported among prostitutes in other British cities.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Models, Statistical
  • Prevalence
  • Scotland / epidemiology
  • Sex Work*
  • Substance Abuse, Intravenous / epidemiology*