The provision of non-needle/syringe drug injecting paraphernalia in the primary prevention of HCV among IDU: a systematic review.

Michelle Gillies, Norah Palmateer, Sharon Hutchinson, S. Ahmed, Avril Taylor, David J. Goldberg

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Abstract

Sharing drug injecting paraphernalia other than needles and syringes (N/S) has been implicated in the transmission of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) among injecting drug users (IDU). We aimed to determine whether the provision of sterile non-N/S injecting paraphernalia reduces injecting risk behaviours or HCV transmission among IDU.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)721-734
Number of pages14
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2010

Keywords

  • injecting paraphernalia
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • infection prevention
  • sterile injecting equipment
  • IDUs

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