Needle exchange is not enough: lessons from the Vancouver injecting drug use study

@article{Strathdee1997NeedleEI,
  title={Needle exchange is not enough: lessons from the Vancouver injecting drug use study},
  author={S. Strathdee and D. Patrick and S. Currie and P. Cornelisse and M. Rekart and J. Montaner and M. Schechter and M. O'shaughnessy},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={1997},
  volume={11},
  pages={F59–F65}
}
  • S. Strathdee, D. Patrick, +5 authors M. O'shaughnessy
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine
  • AIDS
  • Objective: To describe prevalence and incidence of HIV‐1, hepatitis C virus (HCV) and risk behaviours in a prospective cohort of injecting drug users (IDU). Setting: Vancouver, which introduced a needle exchange programme (NEP) in 1988, and currently exchanges over 2 million needles per year. Design: IDU who had injected illicit drugs within the previous month were recruited through street outreach. At baseline and semi‐annually, subjects underwent serology for HIV‐1 and HCV, and questionnaires… CONTINUE READING
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