Search Resources (English): Injection drug use

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Striking to the heart of the matter: selected readings on gender and HIV  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/pdf/Striking_to_the_Heart_of_the_Matter.pdf

Discusses awareness of gender issues and differences with the disease, as well as challenges of understanding the experiences of those at greater risk of HIV.

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Published: 2002
Methadone maintenance treatment  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/pubs/adp-apd/methadone-treatment-traitement/index-eng.php

Discusses how methadone maintenance treatments work for opiod dependence, as well as the benefits and effectiveness.

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Published: 2002
Hepatitis C and injection drug use  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/hepatitis_c/pdf/aboutFactsSheet1.pdf
Provides information on Hepatitis C. Presents statistical data on drug use, and includes prevention startegies. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Sex differences in injecting practices and hepatitis C: a systematic review of the literature  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/04vol30/dr3014ea.html
Assesses the influence of gender on drug users' injection initiation, sharing behaviour, and cleaning/disinfecting behaviour. Argues for the development of gender-sensitive education and prevention programs. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Drug use and harm reduction  
http://www.icw.org/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=35
Examine how drug use can affect a person's general health and weaken the immune system. Describes cleaning procedures for those sharing needles, in order to reduce the chances of HIV transmission. (See Details)
Deadly desires
Provides an illustrated, fictional account of a group of intravenous drug users and prostitutes in Winnipeg, designed to teach readers about the importance of safer sex and using clean needles to reduce the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.
Profile of hepatitis C and injection drug use in Canada: a discussion paper  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/hepatitis_c/pdf/careDiscCanada.pdf
Summarises available information regarding the prevalence of heptatis C virus (HCV) infection and injection drug use (IDU) in Canada, demographic characteristics of those in Canada who inject drugs, and the identification of high-risk behaviours. Intended to raise awareness and understanding of HCV infection among IDU populations in Canada and thereby provide direction for future initiatives and programming in efforts to reduce the spread of hepatitis C in this country. (See Details)
Published: 2000