Sione Crawford

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The Opioid Substitution Treatment Program in New South Wales and Australia has a serious impact on the day to day lives of many people. The program and those consumers who rely upon it are seen with ambivalence by many in the wider community, and many consumers are discriminated against. It seems, to those of us who are engaged in it, that the system itself(More)
People who inject drugs (PWID) are the group most affected by HCV; however, treatment uptake has been low. Engagement between PWID and healthcare workers has been characterized by mistrust and discrimination. Peer support for HCV is one way to overcome these barriers. Peer support models for chronic disease management have been successfully applied for(More)
BACKGROUND Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is a form of chain-referral sampling that is increasingly being used for HIV behavioural surveillance. When used for surveillance purposes, a sampling method should be relatively inexpensive and simple to operate. This study examined whether an RDS survey of people who inject drugs (PWID) in Sydney, Australia,(More)
Despite advances in understanding the structural contexts in which drug use occurs and shifts beyond the individual-level focus of adult education theory, peer education models remain wedded to questions of individual behaviour. Our analysis examines the structural context of peer education and its implications for peer training. People who inject drugs(More)
Sydney Sexual Health Centre (SSHC) and the NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA), the NSW peer-based drug user organisation, pilot tested an outreach sexually transmissible infection (STI) testing station using self-collected urine and swabs in NUAA's needle and syringe program (NSP) space. The model was based on SSHC's established Xpress clinic. A needs(More)
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