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  1. Research

    Risk behaviour determinants among people who inject drugs in Stockholm, Sweden over a 10-year period, from 2002 to 2012

    People who inject drugs (PWID) frequently engage in injection risk behaviours exposing them to blood-borne infections. Understanding the underlying causes that drive various types and levels of risk behaviours...

    Niklas Karlsson, Michele Santacatterina, Kerstin Käll, Maria Hägerstrand, Susanne Wallin, Torsten Berglund and Anna Mia Ekström

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:57

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  2. Case study

    Novel remote electronic medication supply model for opioid-dependent outpatients with polypharmacy––first long-term case study

    Patients with substance use disorders grow older thanks to effective treatments. Together with a high prevalence of comorbidities, psychological problems, and low social support, these patients are at high ris...

    Samuel S. Allemann, Kenneth M. Dürsteler, Johannes Strasser, Marc Vogel, Marcel Stoeckle, Kurt E. Hersberger and Isabelle Arnet

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:56

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  3. Brief report

    Use and knowledge of contraceptive methods by patients in two substance use disorders treatment centers in Paris

    Studies on contraceptive use by patients with substance use disorders (SUD) show a concerning low use of contraception. Mainly conducted in USA, they could be irrelevant to patients attending European SUD trea...

    Virgile Clergue-Duval, Suzanne Robin, Maeva Fortias, Gaël Dupuy, Béatrice Badin-de-Montjoye and Florence Vorspan

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:54

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  4. Research

    Developing harm reduction in the context of youth substance use: insights from a multi-site qualitative analysis of young people’s harm minimization strategies

    Youth substance use programming and educational strategies are frequently informed by prevention approaches that emphasize abstinence goals, which often do not resonate with youth in their lack of acknowledgme...

    Emily K. Jenkins, Allie Slemon and Rebecca J. Haines-Saah

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:53

    Published on: 31 July 2017

  5. Research

    Harm reduction in name, but not substance: a comparative analysis of current Canadian provincial and territorial policy frameworks

    In Canada, funding, administration, and delivery of health services—including those targeting people who use drugs—are primarily the responsibility of the provinces and territories. Access to harm reduction se...

    Elaine Hyshka, Jalene Anderson-Baron, Kamagaju Karekezi, Lynne Belle-Isle, Richard Elliott, Bernie Pauly, Carol Strike, Mark Asbridge, Colleen Dell, Keely McBride, Andrew Hathaway and T. Cameron Wild

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:50

    Published on: 26 July 2017

  6. Short report

    Public attitudes towards gambling product harm and harm reduction strategies: an online study of 16–88 year olds in Victoria, Australia

    Gambling has quickly emerged as an important global public health issue. With new technologies used to develop high intensity gambling products and promotions aimed at driving consumption, public health organi...

    Samantha L. Thomas, Melanie Randle, Amy Bestman, Hannah Pitt, Steven J. Bowe, Sean Cowlishaw and Mike Daube

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:49

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  7. Research

    Information sought, information shared: exploring performance and image enhancing drug user-facilitated harm reduction information in online forums

    There is good evidence to suggest that performance and image enhancing drug (PIED) use is increasing in Australia and that there is an increase in those using PIEDs who have never used another illicit substanc...

    Boden Tighe, Matthew Dunn, Fiona H. McKay and Timothy Piatkowski

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:48

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  8. Review

    Opium trade and the spread of HIV in the Golden Crescent

    The Golden Crescent region of South Asia—comprising Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan—is a principal global site for opium production and distribution. Over the past few decades, war, terrorism, and a shifting p...

    Syeda Ayesha Farooq, Mohammad Hafiz Rasooly, Syed Hani Abidi, Kayvon Modjarrad and Syed Ali

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:47

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  9. Research

    Acceptability and design preferences of supervised injection services among people who inject drugs in a mid-sized Canadian City

    Supervised injection services (SIS) have been shown to reduce the public- and individual-level harms associated with injection drug use. While SIS feasibility research has been conducted in large urban centres...

    Sanjana Mitra, Beth Rachlis, Ayden Scheim, Geoff Bardwell, Sean B. Rourke and Thomas Kerr

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:46

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  10. Research

    “Just not all ice users do that”: investigating perceptions and potential harms of Australia’s Ice Destroys Lives campaign in two studies

    In 2015, the Australian government launched the media campaign Ice Destroys Lives targeting crystal methamphetamine use. Previous research indicates mass media campaigns may have harmful effects for people engage...

    Caitlin H. Douglass, Elizabeth C. Early, Cassandra J. C. Wright, Anna Palmer, Peter Higgs, Brendan Quinn, Paul M. Dietze and Megan S. C. Lim

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:45

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  11. Review

    Hepatitis C bio-behavioural surveys in people who inject drugs—a systematic review of sensitivity to the theoretical assumptions of respondent driven sampling

    New, more effective and better-tolerated therapies for hepatitis C (HCV) have made the elimination of HCV a feasible objective. However, for this to be achieved, it is necessary to have a detailed understandin...

    Ryan Buchanan, Salim I. Khakoo, Jonathan Coad, Leonie Grellier and Julie Parkes

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:44

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  12. Research

    A qualitative assessment of an abstinence-oriented therapeutic community for prisoners with substance use disorders in Kyrgyzstan

    Kyrgyzstan, where HIV is concentrated in prisons and driven by injection drug use, provides a prison-based methadone maintenance therapy program as well as abstinence-oriented therapeutic community based on th...

    Lyuba Azbel, Julia Rozanova, Ingo Michels, Frederick L. Altice and Heino Stöver

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:43

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  13. Research

    An analysis of respondent-driven sampling with injecting drug users in a high HIV prevalent state of India

    Personal networks are significant social spaces to spread of HIV or other blood-borne infections among hard-to-reach population, viz., injecting drug users, female sex workers, etc. Sharing of infected needles...

    Sanjib Kumar Phukan, Gajendra Kumar Medhi, Jagadish Mahanta, Rajatashuvra Adhikary, Gay Thongamba, Ramesh S. Paranjape and Brogen S. Akoijam

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:41

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  14. Erratum

    Erratum to: A cohort study examining emergency department visits and hospital admissions among people who use drugs in Ottawa, Canada

    Claire E. Kendall, Lisa M. Boucher, Amy E. Mark, Alana Martin, Zack Marshall, Rob Boyd, Pam Oickle, Nicola Diliso, Dave Pineau, Brad Renaud, Tiffany Rose, Sean LeBlanc, Mark Tyndall, Olivia M. Lee and Ahmed M. Bayoumi

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:42

    Published on: 3 July 2017

    The original article was published in Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:16

  15. Research

    Awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among women who inject drugs in NYC: the importance of networks and syringe exchange programs for HIV prevention

    Women who inject drugs (WWID) are at heightened risk for HIV due to biological, behavioral, and structural factors. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could aid in HIV prevention for WWID. However, little is know...

    Suzan M. Walters, Kathleen H. Reilly, Alan Neaigus and Sarah Braunstein

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:40

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  16. Research

    How understanding and application of drug-related legal instruments affects harm reduction interventions in Cambodia: a qualitative study

    Harm reduction interventions in Cambodia face numerous obstacles because of conflicting understanding and interests and inconsistencies in the implementation by law enforcement officials. This study aims to ex...

    Sovannary Tuot, Chanrith Ngin, Khuondyla Pal, Sochenda Sou, Ghazal Sawez, Phylicia Morgan, Mony Srey, Tola Chan, Pheak Chhoun, Olga Golichenko, Sok Chamreun Choub and Siyan Yi

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:39

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  17. Research

    Service utilization and cost of implementing a comprehensive HIV prevention and care program among people who inject drugs in Delhi, India

    WHO, UNODC, and UNAIDS recommend a comprehensive package for prevention, treatment, and care of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID). We describe the uptake of services and the cost of implementing a compr...

    Mary Philip Sebastian, Aparajita Dasgupta, Lopamudra Ray Saraswati, Asha Singh, Vartika Sharma, Ira Madan, Waimar Tun, Julie Pulerwitz, Ibou Thior and Avina Sarna

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:38

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  18. Research

    Using a programmatic mapping approach to plan for HIV prevention and harm reduction interventions for people who inject drugs in three South African cities

    Stigma, criminalisation and a lack of data on drug use contribute to the “invisibility” of people who inject drugs (PWID) and make HIV prevention and treatment service delivery challenging. We aimed to confirm...

    Andrew Scheibe, Shaun Shelly, Andrew Lambert, Andrea Schneider, Rudolf Basson, Nelson Medeiros, Kalvanya Padayachee, Helen Savva and Harry Hausler

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:35

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  19. Research

    Naloxone and the Inner City Youth Experience (NICYE): a community-based participatory research study examining young people’s perceptions of the BC take home naloxone program

    Take home naloxone (THN) programs reduce mortality by training bystanders to respond to opioid overdoses. Clinical observation by the health care team at the Inner City Youth (ICY) program indicated that young...

    Keren Mitchell, S. Elise Durante, Katrina Pellatt, Chris G. Richardson, Steve Mathias and Jane A. Buxton

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:34

    Published on: 7 June 2017

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