Home > Effectiveness of needle/syringe programmes and opiate substitution therapy in preventing HCV transmission among people who inject drugs.

Platt, Lucy and Reed, Jennifer and Minozzi, Silvia and Vickerman, Peter and Hagan, Holly and French, Clare and Jordon, Ashley and Degenhardt, Louisa and Hope, Vivian and Hutchinson, Sharon and Maher, Lisa and Palmateer, Norah E and Taylor, Avril and Hickman, Matthew [The Cochrane Library] . (2016) Effectiveness of needle/syringe programmes and opiate substitution therapy in preventing HCV transmission among people who inject drugs. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012021

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1465185...

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
1.To assess the impact of needle/syringe programmes with and without opiate substitution therapy (OST) on the incidence of HCV infection among people who inject drugs (PWID).
2.To assess the effect of OST alone on the incidence of HCV infection among PWID.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Protocol
Drug Type:Cocaine
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder harm reduction, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:January 2016
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication:London
Number:1
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Subjects:B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
G Health and disease > Etiology > Disease transmission factor > Needle sharing
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis C
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance replacement method (substitution)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > Needle distribution and exchange

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