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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.


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