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Global
               

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Drug analysis of residual content of used syringes: A new approach for improving knowledge of injected drugs and drug user practices.
Néfau T, Charpentier E, Elyasmino N, et al
Int J Drug Policy
. 2014 Oct 2.
Abstract

Evaluation of HIV prevention interventions for people who inject drugs in low- and middle-income countries-The current and future state of the art.
Hammett TM, Parsons DS.
Int J Drug Policy. 2014 Jan 23.
Abstract

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Availability of HIV prevention and treatment services for people who inject drugs: findings from 21 countries.
Petersen Z, Myers B, van Hout MC,
et al
Harm Reduct J
. 2013 Aug 19;10(1):13
Paper

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Pharmacists and harm reduction: A review of current practices and attitudes.
Watson T, Hughes C.

Can Pharm J (Ott). 2012 May;145(3):124-127.e2.
Paper

FULL-TEXT PDF ARTICLE
High coverage needle/syringe programs for people who inject drugs in low and middle income countries: a systematic review.
Jarlais DC, Feelemyer JP, Modi SN, et al
BMC Public Health. 2013 Jan 19;13(1):5
Paper


Africa
               

 
Tanzania
 
          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  FULL TEXT ARTICLE
Identifying Programmatic Gaps: Inequities in Harm Reduction Service Utilization among Male and Female Drug Users in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Lambdin BH, Bruce RD, Chang O, et al
PLoS One. 2013 Jun 25;8(6):e67062
Paper

An urgent need to scale-up injecting drug harm reduction services in Tanzania: Prevalence of blood-borne viruses among drug users in Temeke District, Dar-es-Salaam, 2011.
Bowring AL, Luhmann N, Pont S,  et al
Int J Drug Policy. 2012 Oct 1.
Abstract


Australia/Pacific Islands
               

Australia

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Performance and image enhancing drug injectors' access to needle syringe programs: Responding to a public policy dilemma.
van Beek I, Chronister KJ. 

Int J Drug Policy
. 2015 Jun 3.
Abstract

Extremely low and sustained HIV incidence among people who inject drugs in a setting of harm reduction.
Iversen J, Wand H, Topp L,  et al

AIDS
. 2013 Sep 19
Abstract

The cost of providing primary health-care services from a needle and syringe program: A case study.
Islam MM, Shanahan M, Topp L, et al

Drug Alcohol Rev
. 2012 Nov 29
Abstract

Estimating the cost-effectiveness of needle-syringe programs in Australia.
Kwon JA, Anderson J, Kerr CC
AIDS. 2012 Aug 18.
Abstract

 

Latin America/Caribbean
               


Puerto Rico

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Puerto Rican injection drug users: Prevention implications in Massachusetts and
Puerto Rico.
López LM, Zerden LD, Fitzgerald TC, Lundgren LM.

Eval Program Plann.
2007 Jul 7;
Abstract

Effects of combined counseling and case management to reduce HIV risk behaviors among Hispanic drug injectors in Puerto Rico: A randomized controlled study.
Robles RR, Reyes JC, Colon HM
 
J Subst Abuse Treat.
2004 Sep;27(2):145-152.
Abstract


Middle East
       

Afghanistan
 
          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  FULL-TEXT PDF ARTICLE
Prevalence and correlates of HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C infection and harm reduction program use among male injecting drug users in Kabul, Afghanistan: A cross-sectional assessment.
Todd CS, Nasir A, Stanekzai MR, et al 

Harm Reduct
J
. 2011 Aug 25;8(1):22.

Paper

Iran

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Access to harm reduction programs among persons who inject drugs: Findings from a respondent-driven sampling survey in Tehran, Iran.
Rahnama R, Mohraz M, Mirzazadeh A. et al

Int J Drug Policy
. 2014 Jun 2.

Abstract

Transition to injection amongst opioid users in Iran: Implications for harm reduction.
Malekinejad M, Vazirian M.
Int J Drug Policy. 2011 Oct 12.
Abstract|
Israel
 
          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  "Injecting clean or being clean?" The international and Israeli experiences of Syringe Exchange Programs among injecting drug users
Chemtob D, Levit S, Mell H, et al   
Harefuah. 2008 Jul;147(7):634-8,
Abstract|
 
Kazakhstan
 
          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Couple-based HIV prevention for injecting drug users in Kazakhstan: a pilot intervention study.
Gilbert L, El-Bassel N, Terlikbayeva A, et al

J Prev Interv Community. 2010 Apr;38(2):162-76.
Abstract
 

Pakistan

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Coverage to curb the emerging HIV epidemic among injecting drug users in Pakistan: delivering prevention services where most needed.
Emmanuel F, Fatima M .
Int J Drug Policy. 2008 Apr;19 Suppl 1:S59-64.
Abstract
 

Russia/New Independent States
       

Belarus

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  The cost-effectiveness of HIV preventive measures among injecting drug users in Svetlogorsk, Belarus.
Kumaranayake L, Vickerman P, Walker D, et al  

Addiction. 2004 Dec;99(12):1565-76
Abstract
 
Bulgaria

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Needle exchange use, sexual risk behaviour, and the prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus infections among Bulgarian injection drug users.
Vassilev ZP, Hagan H, Lyubenova A, Tomov N, et al
Int J STD AIDS. 2006 Sep;17(9):621-6.
Abstract
 
Estonia
 
       Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Commentary on Vorobjov et al., "Comparison of injection drug users who obtain syringes from pharmacies and syringe exchange programs in Tallinn, Estonia"
Werb D, Wood E.
Harm Reduct J. 2009 Nov 27;6(1):33.
Abstract

Georgia
 

       Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
Why Do the Clients of Georgian Needle Exchange Programmes Inject Buprenorphine?
Otiashvili D, Zabransky T, Kirtadze I, et al

Eur Addict Res
. 2009 Nov 2;16(1):1-8
Abstract

Russia

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Taking care of themselves: how long-term injection drug users remain HIV and Hepatitis C free.
Meylakhs P, Friedman SR, Mateu-Gelabert P, .et al 

Sociol Health Illn
. 2015 Feb 16.
Abstract

A Peer-Educator Network HIV Prevention Intervention Among Injection Drug Users: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Hoffman IF, Latkin CA, Kukhareva PV, Malov SV, et al
AIDS Behav. 2013 Sep;17(7):2510-20
Abstract

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Development of Combination HIV Prevention Programs for People Who Inject Drugs through Government and Civil Society Collaboration in the Russian Federation.
Volik MV, Karmanova GA, Berezina EB, et al
Adv Prev Med. 2012;2012:874615
Paper

Ukraine

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness of Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in a Portfolio of Prevention Programs for Injection Drug Users in Mixed HIV Epidemics.
Alistar SS, Owens DK, Brandeau ML. et al

PLoS One
. 2014 Jan 28;9(1):e86584.
Paper

Rejuvenating harm reduction projects for injection drug users: Ukraine's nationwide introduction of peer-driven interventions.
Smyrnov P, Broadhead RS, Datsenko O, Matiyash O.

Int J Drug Policy
. 2012 Mar;23(2):141-7
Abstract

 

        Conference Reports, Abstracts, and Posters
 
 
Ensuring safety in the context of new needle and syringe programs in the community
S. Ayo, Ndimbii, O. Mlewa, M. Braga
(XX International AIDS Conference)
Abstract

Comprehensive harm reduction programs reduce risk behaviours and HIV prevalence among IDUs
V. Isakov
(XIX International AIDS Conference)
Abstract

Harm reduction as a basis for integrated services to prevent HIV among drug users
P. Smyrnov, L. Shulga
(XVIII International AIDS Conference)
Abstract


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