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Effectiveness of Structural-Level Needle/Syringe Programs to Reduce HCV and HIV Infection Among People Who Inject Drugs: A Systematic Review

Overview of attention for article published in AIDS & Behavior, August 2013
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Title
Effectiveness of Structural-Level Needle/Syringe Programs to Reduce HCV and HIV Infection Among People Who Inject Drugs: A Systematic Review
Published in
AIDS & Behavior, August 2013
DOI 10.1007/s10461-013-0593-y
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Authors

Abu S. Abdul-Quader, Jonathan Feelemyer, Shilpa Modi, Ellen S. Stein, Alya Briceno, Salaam Semaan, Tara Horvath, Gail E. Kennedy, Don C. Des Jarlais

Abstract

Needle-syringe programs (NSP) have been effective in reducing HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) infection among people who inject drugs (PWID). Achieving sustainable reductions in these blood-borne infections requires addressing structural factors so PWID can legally access NSP services. Systematic literature searches collected information on NSP coverage and changes in HIV or HCV infection prevalence or incidence at the population level. Included studies had to document biomarkers (HIV or HCV) coupled with structural-level NSP, defined by a minimum 50 % coverage of PWID and distribution of 10 or more needles/syringe per PWID per year. Fifteen studies reported structural-level NSP and changes in HIV or HCV infection prevalence/incidence. Nine reported decreases in HIV prevalence, six in HCV infection prevalence, and three reported decreases in HIV incidence. The results support NSP as a structural-level intervention to reduce population-level infection and implementation of NSP for prevention and treatment of HIV and HCV infection.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
India 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Unknown 137 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 47 33%
Researcher 21 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 11%
Student > Bachelor 15 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 35 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 26%
Social Sciences 32 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 25 18%
Unspecified 16 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 8%
Other 20 14%

Attention Score in Context

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