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Prevalence and correlates of amphetamine-type stimulant use among transgender women in Cambodia.

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Summary of "Prevalence and correlates of amphetamine-type stimulant use among transgender women in Cambodia."

The use of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) is associated with increases in HIV infections and other negative health outcomes. Globally, transgender women are among the most vulnerable to HIV. In this paper, we report the prevalence and correlates of ATS use among transgender women in Cambodia.

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Name: The International journal on drug policy
ISSN: 1873-4758
Pages: 136-143

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A sympathomimetic agent with mainly indirect effects on adrenergic receptors. It is used to maintain blood pressure in hypotensive states, for example, following spinal anesthesia. Although the central stimulant effects of mephentermine are much less than those of amphetamine, its use may lead to amphetamine-type dependence. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1248)

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