A socio-structural approach to preventing injection drug use initiation: rationale for the PRIMER study

@inproceedings{Werb2016ASA,
  title={A socio-structural approach to preventing injection drug use initiation: rationale for the PRIMER study},
  author={Daniel Werb and Richard S Garfein and Thomas Kerr and Peter J. A. Davidson and Perrine Roux and Marie Jauffret-Roustide and Marc Auriacombe and Will Small and Steffanie A Strathdee},
  booktitle={Harm Reduction Journal},
  year={2016}
}
BackgroundInjection drug use remains a primary driver of HIV and HCV-related harms globally. However, there is a gap in efforts to prevent individuals from transitioning into injecting. People who inject drugs (PWID) play a key role in the transition of others into injecting, and while behavioral interventions have been developed to address this phenomenon, socio-structural approaches remain unexplored. To that end, we hypothesize that certain interventions designed to reduce injecting-related… CONTINUE READING
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