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Association Between Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Changes in Risk Behaviors Among Injecting Drug Users in Southern China: Partial Retraction

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: November 2009 - Volume 36 - Issue 11 - p 735
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181bf2b1f
Partial Retraction

There are a number of major errors in the article on page 473 of the journal. These errors have altered the interpretation of the results which then alter the primary findings of the study.

The following items must be retracted since they contain incorrect calculations:

Table 4

The last sentence in the Results section of the Abstract, “Needle–sharing behavior was significantly lower for subjects who tested HIV-positive (odds ratio [OR]: 4.5), who notified sexual partners of test results (OR: 0.03) and who had tested voluntarily (OR: 0.04).”.

In the Discussion section, 1st paragraph, last sentence.

In the Results section, under the Multivariate Analysis of Risk Behaviors section, last sentence.

This partial retraction has been noted in the online version of the article, which is available at

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Jin X, Smith K, Sun Y, Ding G, Yao Y, Xu J, Chang D, Wang G, Zhu Y, Wang N. Association between testing for human immunodeficiency virus and changes in risk behaviors among injecting drug users in southern China. Sex Transm Dis 2009;36:473–477.
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