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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781249/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-injection-site-skin-infections-among-people-who-inject-drugs-pwid-in-tehran
#1
Mehdi Noroozi, Bahram Armoon, Hesam Ghisvand, Alireza Noroozi, Mahmood Karimy, Mohammad Rafi Bazrafshan, Brandon D L Marshall, Bahman Dieji
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Injection drug use is one of the major public health problems in Iran. Injection drug use is associated with numerous negative health outcomes, such as blood-borne infections (HIV, HCV) and injection site skin infections (abscesses, cellulitis). The aim of this study was to determine prevalence of injection site skin infections and its associated risk factors among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Tehran, Iran. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted from March to August 2016 in Tehran province...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781207/modelling-the-impact-of-a-national-scale-up-of-interventions-on-hepatitis-c-virus-transmission-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-scotland
#2
H Fraser, C Mukandavire, N K Martin, D Goldberg, N Palmateer, A Munro, A Taylor, M Hickman, S Hutchinson, P Vickerman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To reduce hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission among people who inject drugs (PWID), Scottish Government-funded national strategies, launched in 2008, promoted scaling-up opioid substitution therapy (OST) and needle and syringe provision (NSP), with some increases in HCV treatment. We test whether observed decreases in HCV incidence post-2008 can be attributed to this intervention scale-up. DESIGN: A dynamic HCV transmission model amongst PWID incorporating intervention scale-up and observed decreases in behavioural risk, calibrated to Scottish HCV prevalence and incidence data for 2008/09...
May 20, 2018: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776368/comparing-risk-environments-for-hiv-among-people-who-inject-drugs-from-three-cities-in-northern-mexico
#3
Angelica Ospina-Escobar, Carlos Magis-Rodríguez, Fatima Juárez, Dan Werb, Sergio Bautista Arredondo, Rubén Carreón, María Elena Ramos, Steffanie Strathdee
BACKGROUND: A large body of research has investigated the rise of injection drug use and HIV transmission in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez (CJ). However, little is known about the dynamics of injecting in Hermosillo. This study compares drug-related behaviors and risk environment for HIV of people who inject drugs (PWID) across Tijuana, CJ, and Hermosillo to identify factors that could explain differences in HIV prevalence. METHODS: Data from Tijuana belong to a prospective study (El Cuete IV)...
May 18, 2018: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774607/impact-of-current-and-scaled-up-levels-of-hepatitis-c-prevention-and-treatment-interventions-for-people-who-inject-drugs-in-three-uk-settings-what-is-required-to-achieve-the-who-s-hcv-elimination-targets
#4
Zoe Ward, Lucy Platt, Sedona Sweeney, Vivian D Hope, Lisa Maher, Sharon Hutchinson, Norah Palmateer, Josie Smith, Noel Craine, Avril Taylor, Natasha Martin, Rachel Ayres, John Dillon, Matthew Hickman, Peter Vickerman
AIMS: To estimate the impact of existing high-coverage needle and syringe provision (HCNSP, defined as obtaining more than one sterile needle and syringe per injection reported) and opioid substitution therapy (OST) on hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission among people who inject drugs (PWID) in three UK settings and to determine required scale-up of interventions, including HCV treatment, needed to reach the World Health Organization (WHO) target of reducing HCV incidence by 90% by 2030...
May 17, 2018: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771865/repeat-hiv-testing-by-transmission-risk-group-and-rurality-of-residence-in-north-carolina
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Rachael M Billock, Erika Samoff, Anna B Cope, Lynne A Sampson, Christopher B Hurt, Kimberly A Powers
BACKGROUND: Understanding of repeat HIV testing (RHT) is limited and the impact of rural residence as a potential barrier to RHT is unknown. Rural populations are of particular interest in the Southeastern United States because of their disproportionate HIV burden. METHODS: We used HIV surveillance data from publicly funded HIV testing sites in North Carolina (NC) to assess repeat testing by transmission risk group and residential rurality in a retrospective cohort study...
May 1, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771680/factors-associated-with-time-between-using-a-drug-and-injection-initiation-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-kermanshah-iran
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Mehdi Noroozi, Mohammad Hassan Farhadi, Bahram Armoon, Ali Farhoudian, Zahra Jorjoran Shushtari, Asaad Sharhani, Salah Eddin Karimi, Mohammad Sayadnasiri, Omid Rezaei, Hesam Ghiasvand
Background The transition from non-injection to injection drug use dramatically increases the risk of transmitting HIV and other blood borne infections including hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). The aim of this study was to explore factors associated with the transition from first illicit drug use to first injection among drug users. Methods Using snowball sampling and convenience sampling through needle and syringe programmes (NSPs), we recruited 500 people who inject drugs (PWID) in Kermanshah, between September and December 2014...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770215/heterogeneity-in-geographical-trends-of-hiv-epidemics-among-key-populations-in-pakistan-a-mathematical-modeling-study-of-survey-data
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Dessalegn Y Melesse, Leigh Anne Shafer, Faran Emmanuel, Tahira Reza, Baseer K Achakzai, Sofia Furqan, James F Blanchard
Background: Assessing patterns and trends in new infections is key to better understanding of HIV epidemics, and is best done through monitoring changes in incidence over time. In this study, we examined disparities in geographical trends of HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs (PWIDs), female sex workers (FSWs) and hijra /transgender/male sex workers (H/MSWs), in Pakistan. Methods: The UNAIDS Estimation and Projection Package (EPP) mathematical model was used to explore geographical trends in HIV epidemics...
June 2018: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766329/syringe-sharing-in-drug-injecting-dyads-a-cross-classified-multilevel-analysis-of-social-networks
#8
Armita Shahesmaeili, Ali Mirzazadeh, Willi McFarland, Hamid Sharifi, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Hamid Soori
We examined the association of dyadic-level factors with syringe sharing among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Kerman, Iran. In a cross-sectional study, we collected data on 329 drug-injecting dyads by individual face-to-face interviews. An injecting dyad was defined as 2 PWID who knew each other and injected drugs together during the last 6 months. If they reported at least 1 occasion of syringe sharing, the dyad was considered high-risk. Dyadic-level factors associated with syringe sharing were assessed using cross-classified multilevel logistic regression...
May 15, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766017/outcomes-according-to-discharge-location-for-persons-who-inject-drugs-receiving-outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy
#9
Helen T D'Couto, Gregory K Robbins, Kevin L Ard, Sarah E Wakeman, Justin Alves, Sandra B Nelson
Background: Opioid use disorder poses a significant public health risk. Persons who inject drugs (PWID) suffer from high mortality and morbidity secondary to serious infectious diseases, often requiring prolonged courses of outpatient parenteral antibiotics. The goal of this study was to determine the outcomes of PWID discharged to home or to a skilled nursing or rehabilitation facility (SNF/rehab) with parenteral antibiotic treatment under an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) program...
May 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759022/compassion-focused-therapy-for-trauma-in-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-a-conceptual-review
#10
Megan Cowles, Cathy Randle-Phillips, Andrew Medley
Trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder are more prevalent in people with intellectual disabilities (PWID) than in the general population, yet the evidence base for trauma interventions in this population is sparse. Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) may be particularly well-suited to PWID for a number of reasons, including its adaptability to different developmental levels. PWID are more likely to have issues with self-relating (e.g. shame and self-criticism) and attachment than the general population, two issues that are compounded by trauma and which CFT explicitly seeks to address...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities: JOID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754104/measuring-individual-level-needle-and-syringe-coverage-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-myanmar
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Daniel O'Keefe, Soe Moe Aung, Naanki Pasricha, Thu Wun, Soe Khaing Linn, Nay Lin, Campbell Aitken, Chad Hughes, Paul Dietze
BACKGROUND: Myanmar has prioritised people who inject drugs (PWID) as a key population for HIV mitigation efforts, with targets for needle and syringe distribution set at a population level. However, individual-level coverage, defined as the percentage of an individual's injecting episodes covered by a sterile syringe, is a more sensitive measure of intervention coverage. We sought to examine individual-level coverage in a sample of PWID in Myanmar. METHODS: We recruited 512 PWID through urban drop-in-centres in Yangon, Mandalay and Pyin Oo Lwin...
May 10, 2018: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754028/frequency-and-factors-associated-with-providing-injection-initiation-assistance-in-tallinn-estonia
#12
Anneli Uusküla, David M Barnes, Mait Raag, Ave Talu, Susan Tross, Don C Des Jarlais
Injection drug use is expanding in numerous regions in the world. Persons who inject drugs (PWID) play an important role encouraging new persons into injecting, by providing injection initiation assistance ("assisting" behaviors) and stimulating interest in injection ("promoting" behaviors). OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence of assisting and promoting behaviors, and to identify factors associated with assisting, among PWID in Tallinn, Estonia. METHODS: In 2016, PWID were recruited through respondent-driven sampling (RDS), interviewed, and HIV tested...
May 8, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747557/unsafe-injecting-practices-sexual-risk-behaviours-and-determinants-of-hiv-among-men-who-inject-drugs-results-from-integrated-biological-and-behavioural-surveillance-in-india
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Pradeep Kumar, Bhavna Sangal, Shreena Ramanathan, Savina Ammassari, Srinivasa Raghavan Venkatesh
In India, while an overall reduction in HIV is achieved among most key populations, the continued higher prevalence among people who inject drugs (PWIDs) is an area of concern. This paper analyses unsafe injecting and sexual risk behaviours in male PWIDs according to HIV status and also examines the determinants of HIV infection in this high-risk group. Data from India's Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance, conducted across 29 Indian states and Union Territories among 19,902 male PWIDs, were used...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745291/programmatic-mapping-to-determine-the-size-and-dynamics-of-sex-work-and-injecting-drug-use-in-mauritius
#14
Amita Pathack, Ahmed Saumtally, Sarah Soobhany, Carly A Comins, Said A H Kinoo, Faran Emmanuel
HIV in Mauritius is in a concentrated phase. Most HIV infection is among key populations (KPs) including female sex workers (FSW), people who inject drugs (PWID), men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender sex workers (TGSW). The objective of this research was to use geographical mapping to determine the precise locations, typologies and population estimates of each KP in Mauritius. From May to July 2014 a programmatic mapping approach determined national estimates and information on the specific locations, "hotspots", frequented by KPs in Mauritius...
May 10, 2018: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744979/knowledge-of-naloxone-and-take-home-naloxone-programs-among-a-sample-of-people-who-inject-drugs-in-australia-variations-across-capital-cities
#15
Paul M Dietze, Mark Stare, Shelley Cogger, Dhanya Nambiar, Anna Olsen, Lucinda Burns, Simon Lenton
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Take-home naloxone (THN) programs targeting people who inject drugs (PWID) have been running in some Australian states and territories since 2012. In this study, we aimed to determine the extent to which PWID in the capital cities of all Australian states and territories are aware of naloxone and THN programs, whether awareness of these programs has changed over time. DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were obtained from cross-sectional surveys of a total of 2088 PWID conducted annually as part of the Illicit Drug Reporting System from 2013 to 2015...
May 2018: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740734/syringe-decriminalization-advocacy-in-red-states-lessons-from-the-north-carolina-harm-reduction-coalition
#16
REVIEW
David H Cloud, Tessie Castillo, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Manisha Dubey, Robert Childs
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Syringe access programs (SAPs) are cornerstone harm reduction interventions for combatting the national opioid epidemic. The goal of this paper is to describe effective advocacy strategies for enacting syringe decriminalization legislation to foster the expansion of SAPs in high-need areas amidst political opposition. RECENT FINDINGS: Decades or research shows that SAPs prevent the transmission of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID) and are a cost-effective tool for linking PWID to medical care, health education, and social services...
May 8, 2018: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739408/-care-and-prevent-rationale-for-investigating-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-and-aa-amyloidosis-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-london
#17
M Harris, R Brathwaite, Catherine R McGowan, D Ciccarone, G Gilchrist, M McCusker, K O'Brien, J Dunn, J Scott, V Hope
BACKGROUND: Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among people who inject drugs (PWID). International data indicate up to one third of PWID have experienced an SSTI within the past month. Complications include sepsis, endocarditis and amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis. AA amyloidosis is a serious sequela of chronic SSTI among PWID. Though there is a paucity of literature reporting on AA amyloidosis among PWID, what has been published suggests there is likely a causal relationship between AA amyloidosis and injecting-related SSTI...
May 8, 2018: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737610/monitoring-the-hiv-continuum-of-care-in-key-populations-across-europe-and-central-asia
#18
A E Brown, K Attawell, D Hales, B D Rice, A Pharris, V Supervie, D Van Beckhoven, V C Delpech, M An der Heiden, U Marcus, M Maly, T Noori
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to measure and compare national continuum of HIV care estimates in Europe and Central Asia in three key subpopulations: men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID) and migrants. METHODS: Responses to a 2016 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) survey of 55 European and Central Asian countries were used to describe continuums of HIV care for the subpopulations. Data were analysed using three frameworks: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 targets; breakpoint analysis identifying reductions between adjacent continuum stages; quadrant analysis categorizing countries using 90% cut-offs for continuum stages...
May 8, 2018: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735335/corrigendum-to-the-extent-of-and-factors-associated-with-self-reported-overdose-and-self-reported-receipt-of-naloxone-among-people-who-inject-drugs-pwid-in-england-wales-and-northern-ireland-int-j-drug-policy-46-2017-34-40
#19
Charlotte O'Halloran, Katelyn Cullen, Jaquelyn Njoroge, Lucy Jessop, Josie Smith, Vivian Hope, Fortune Ncube
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May 4, 2018: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730586/overlap-between-harm-reduction-and-hiv-service-utilisation-among-pwid-in-india-implications-for-hiv-combination-prevention
#20
M Kumi Smith, Sunil S Solomon, Derek A T Cummings, Aylur K Srikrishnan, M Suresh Kumar, C K Vasudevan, Allison M McFall, Gregory M Lucas, David D Celentano, Shruti H Mehta
BACKGROUND: In some regions, HIV incidence is rising among people who inject drugs (PWID). Combination prevention approaches are well suited to PWID who face multiple sources of HIV risk. This analysis investigates patterns of utilisation to basic HIV services (HIV counselling and testing [HCT], antiretroviral therapy [ART]) as well as harm reduction programs (needle and syringe exchange programs [NSEP] and opioid agonist therapy [OAT]) among PWID and how utilisation of harm reduction services is associated with HIV-related care seeking behaviours...
May 3, 2018: International Journal on Drug Policy
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