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[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2016) Reducing HIV risk among offenders. Drug and Alcohol Findings Bulletin (11 April 2016)

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Thorough search for evidence uncovers 37 studies which overall suggest that by tackling sexual and injecting risk behaviours, some interventions protect against HIV in adults with a history of criminal justice involvement. Methadone maintenance emerged as the best established.

Key points from summary and commentary
• This review considers studies of interventions to prevent HIV among people with current or previous involvement with the criminal justice system.
• Interventions which target injecting risk behaviours may protect against HIV, as well as improve substance use outcomes.
• Two interventions showing promise are methadone maintenance treatment and case management


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Date:April 2016
Number:11 April 2016
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Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV infection
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Drugs and alcohol prevention > Drugs and alcohol use harm reduction
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 > HIV prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
T Demographic characteristics > Offender

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