The aim of this study was to review the evidence on the effectiveness of harm reduction interventions involving the provision of sterile injecting equipment in the prevention of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission among injecting drug users (IDUs). The interventions assessed were needle and syringe programmes (NSP), alternative modes of needle/syringe provision (pharmacies, vending machines and outreach) and the provision of injecting equipment other than needles/syringes.
- sterile equipment
- injecting drug use
Palmateer, N., Kimber, J., Hickman, M., Hutchinson, S. J., Rhodes, T., & Goldberg, D. J. (2010). Evidence for the effectiveness of sterile injecting equipment provision in preventing hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus transmission among injecting drug users: a review of reviews. Addiction, 105(5), 844-859. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02888.x