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McKeown, Kieran and Fitzgerald, Grace and Deehan, Ann (1993) The Merchant's Quay Project: a drugs / HIV service in the inner city of Dublin 1989-1992. Dublin: Merchants Quay Project.

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The Merchants' Quay Project: Drugs/HIV Service was set up to help prevent the spread of HIV through drug-use and related behaviour and to provide non-judgmental care and support to drug users with HIV and their families. Thus the twin problems of drug use and HIV provide the background and context to the project. This chapter summarises some general information on HIV, ADDS and drug use in Ireland. Section 1.2 summarises statistical information on the characteristics of known HIV+ cases in Ireland while section 1.3 analyses statistical trends in the characteristics of cases and deaths from AIDS in Ireland between 1982 and 1992. Section 1.4 provides a brief overview of the data on drug use in Ireland. The problems associated with HIV and drug use are partly related and the policy response has tended to treat them jointly. This policy response is examined in section 1.5. Finally in section 1.6 there is a brief summary of the key findings to emerge in the chapter.

Call No:MV, VH4.2 Dublin
Pages:98 p.
Publisher:Merchants Quay Project
Place of Publication:Dublin
Keywords:AIDS serodiagnosis, Drug Abuse, Dublin, HIV infection, HIV prevention
Accession Number:HRB 814 (Available), HRB 2288 (Available)
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Homelessness > Homeless services
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Drugs and alcohol prevention > Drugs and alcohol use harm reduction
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility

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