Programs for Injection Drug Users: A Harm Reduction Approach

Publication Summary

Highlights:

• There is strong evidence to support the harm reduction approach for preventing HIV among IDU.

• No evidence has been found that harm reduction programs promote drug use.

• There is strong evidence that needle exchange programs reduce the use of dirty needles and needle sharing, which in turn reduces HIV transmission.

Published: 2008

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Project No. 5