Are needle and syringe programmes associated with a reduction in HIV transmission among people who inject drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Aspinall2014AreNA,
  title={Are needle and syringe programmes associated with a reduction in HIV transmission among people who inject drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={E J Aspinall and Dhanya Nambiar and David Goldberg and Matthew Hickman and Amanda Weir and Eva van Velzen and Norah E Palmateer and Joseph Samuel Doyle and Margaret E Hellard and Sharon J. Hutchinson},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={235-48}
}
BACKGROUND Needle and syringe programmes (NSP) aim to reduce the risk of HIV by providing people who inject drugs (PWID) with sterile injecting equipment. A recent review of reviews (ROR) concluded that there was only tentative evidence to support the effectiveness of NSP in reducing HIV. We carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the association between NSP and HIV transmission. METHODS Relevant primary articles presenting data on the risk of HIV transmission associated… CONTINUE READING
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