Injection drug use

Injection drug use

Drug use and harm reduction

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International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
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International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Publication Place: 
London, UK

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.

Sex differences in injecting practices and hepatitis C: a systematic review of the literature

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English
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R. Roman-Crossland
L. Forrester
G. Zaniewski
Publisher: 
Canada Communicable Disease Report
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

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ISSN 11884169 (Print)
ISSN 14818531 (On-line)
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Includes bibliographical references.

Methadone maintenance treatment

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English
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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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

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ADDI.M48 2002
ISBN 0662663195

Hepatitis C and injection drug use

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English
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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides information on Hepatitis C. Presents statistical data on drug use, and includes prevention startegies.

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Striking to the heart of the matter: selected readings on gender and HIV

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Carol (Ed.) Amaratunga
Jacquelin (Ed.) Gahagan
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH)
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

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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ACEWH AIDS.S87 2002
ISBN 0968479758
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Includes bibliographical references.

Profile of hepatitis C and injection drug use in Canada: a discussion paper

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English
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Author: 
Jamie Wiebe
Bette Reimer
Health Canada, Population and Public Health Branch, Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Community Acquired Infections Division, Hepatitis C Prevention, Support and Research Program
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
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Health Canada, Population and Public Health Branch, Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Hepatitis C Division
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

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HEST.W54 2000

Deadly desires

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Kate Smith
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Planned Parenthood Manitoba
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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.

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AIDS.D43
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