Jenny G Kelsall

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BACKGROUND We aimed to measure the overlap between the social networks of injection drug users (IDUs) and the patterns of related hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among IDUs. METHODS A cohort of 199 IDUs (138 of whom were HCV RNA positive) was recruited from a local drug scene in Melbourne, Australia, and was studied using social network analysis and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate patterns of drug use and injection-related risk behaviours among young Indo-Chinese injecting drug users (IDUs). METHOD Cross-sectional survey. A structured questionnaire was administered to 184 Indo-Chinese IDUs aged 15 to 24 in Sydney and Melbourne. Participants were recruited using snowball sampling techniques; measures(More)
In the UK a midwife is unlikely to meet many deaf women during her working life. Therefore very few midwives have a wealth of experience in providing care for these women. Postnatal discussion with one woman showed us that despite our good intentions the care we had given her was inadequate for her individual needs. We recognised that other deaf women were(More)
This commentary seeks to examine the role, value and importance of peer-based programmatic approaches for ensuring the effective roll-out of the new hepatitis C (HCV) treatments among those most affected - that is, people who inject drugs (PWID). The authors examine recent approaches to HCV treatment in Australia including the provision of universal access(More)
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