Evidence for the effectiveness of sterile injecting equipment provision in preventing hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus transmission among injecting drug users: a review of reviews.

@article{Palmateer2010EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for the effectiveness of sterile injecting equipment provision in preventing hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus transmission among injecting drug users: a review of reviews.},
  author={Norah E Palmateer and Jo Kimber and Matthew Hickman and Sharon J. Hutchinson and Tim Rhodes and David Goldberg},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2010},
  volume={105 5},
  pages={
          844-59
        }
}
AIMS To review the evidence on the effectiveness of harm reduction interventions involving the provision of sterile injecting equipment in the prevention of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission among injecting drug users (IDUs). The interventions assessed were needle and syringe programmes (NSP), alternative modes of needle/syringe provision (pharmacies, vending machines and outreach) and the provision of injecting equipment other than needles/syringes… CONTINUE READING

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