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


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

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