Prevention of HIV infection for people who inject drugs: why individual, structural, and combination approaches are needed

@article{Degenhardt2010PreventionOH,
  title={Prevention of HIV infection for people who inject drugs: why individual, structural, and combination approaches are needed},
  author={Louisa Degenhardt and Bradley M. Mathers and Peter Vickerman and Tim Rhodes and Matt Hickman},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2010},
  volume={376},
  pages={285-301}
}
HIV can spread rapidly between people who inject drugs (through injections and sexual transmission), and potentially the virus can pass to the wider community (by sexual transmission). Here, we summarise evidence on the effectiveness of individual-level approaches to prevention of HIV infection; review global and regional coverage of opioid substitution treatment, needle and syringe programmes, and antiretroviral treatment; model the effect of increased coverage and a combination of these three… CONTINUE READING
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