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Gowing, Linda and Farrell, Michael and Bornemann, Reinhard and Sullivan, Lynn E and Ali, Robert [The Cochrane Library] . (2011) Oral substitution treatment of injecting opioid users for prevention of HIV infection. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (8) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004145.pub3

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Injecting drug users are vulnerable to infection with HIV and other blood borne viruses as a result of collective use of injecting equipment as well as sexual behaviour. This review looks at original studies that reported the frequency or prevalence of risk behaviours, or information on HIV infection related to substitution treatment of opioid dependence to assess the extent to which oral substitution treatment prevents the transmission of HIV infection. It was not possible to accurately estimate the extent of reduction, but it is clear that oral substitution treatment reduces risk behaviours and also the probability of HIV infection amongst injecting drug users in substitution treatment.

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Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder drug therapy
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:2011
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication:London
Number:8
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance replacement method (substitution)
B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance disorder drug therapy
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction

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