Individual-level syringe coverage among Needle and Syringe Program attendees in Australia.

@article{Iversen2012IndividuallevelSC,
  title={Individual-level syringe coverage among Needle and Syringe Program attendees in Australia.},
  author={Jenny Iversen and Libby Topp and Handan Wand and Lisa Maher},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2012},
  volume={122 3},
  pages={195-200}
}
BACKGROUND Harm associated with injecting drug use is a significant public health issue and a major cause of morbidity and mortality, with global estimates of 3 million injectors infected with HIV and 8 million living with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Estimates of program coverage are widely used in the context of HIV prevention and are critical in determining the effectiveness of interventions such as Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs). METHODS Data from a national cross… CONTINUE READING

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