Exploring stakeholder perceptions of acceptability and feasibility of needle exchange programmes, syringe vending machines and safer injection facilities in Tijuana, Mexico.

@article{Philbin2009ExploringSP,
  title={Exploring stakeholder perceptions of acceptability and feasibility of needle exchange programmes, syringe vending machines and safer injection facilities in Tijuana, Mexico.},
  author={Morgan M Philbin and Andrea Mantsios and R. Lozada and Patricia Case and Robin A. Pollini and Jorge Alvelais and Carl A. Latkin and Carlos Leonardo Magis-Rodr{\'i}guez and Steffanie Anne Strathdee},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={329-35}
}
BACKGROUND Injection drug use is a growing public health crisis along the U.S.-Mexican border and rising rates of blood-borne infections highlight the pressing need for harm reduction interventions. We explored the acceptability and feasibility of such interventions in Tijuana, a city adjacent to San Diego, California. METHODS Using in-depth qualitative interviews conducted from August 2006-March 2007 with 40 key stakeholders - pharmacists, legal professionals, health officials, religious… CONTINUE READING