TagClean Needle Programs (CNPs)

Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of existing needle and syringe programmes in preventing hepatitis C transmission in PWID

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Drug and Alcohol Findings (UK), 2019 What would happen to rates of infection with hepatitis C if we closed down all the needle exchanges? Research has established that needle/syringe programmes are a cost-effective way to reduce spread of HIV, but just two studies have considered the same issue in relation to hepatitis C. In three UK municipalities, the answers were predicted to be more...

Scotland’s reduction in new HCV infections is due to harm reduction, not treatment

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infohep, Published:12 June 2018 The reduction in new hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections that has taken place in Scotland since 2008 is most likely due to increased provision of needle and syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy, rather than a reduction in the number of people with hepatitis C as a result of increased treatment of HCV infection, a modelling study published in the...

Melbourne’s first safe injecting room, clean, sterile and ‘will save lives’

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ABC News, 29.6.18 Up to 300 people a day are expected to use Victoria’s first medically supervised drug injecting room when it opens in the coming days. The Victorian Government committed to a two-year trial at the North Richmond Community Health Centre, after three separate coroners called for a supervised space. Mental Health Minister Martin Foley said it would save lives. Read more of...

Forum: Engaging Marginalised Populations in Hepatitis C Treatment

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Hepatitis SA, January 2018 Hepatitis SA invites you to The 2018 HepLINK Forum: Engaging Marginalised Populations in Hepatitis C Treatment Thjis will be held on Thursday, 1 March, 11am–2pm (lunch provided), at the Education Development Centre (EDC), 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh. Keynote speaker: Dr Phillip Read, Director, Kirketon Road Centre Dr Phillip Read is a sexual health physician and the Director...

Changes to CNP services in SA

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SA Health, October 2017 From 1 January 2018, Mission Australia Hindmarsh Centre after-hours Clean Needle Program (CNP) service component (Monday to Friday 5pm to 8pm) will discontinue. However, the daytime CNP service at the Hindmarsh Centre, provided by Hepatitis SA staff will continue Monday to Friday 1.30pm to 5.00pm, with syringe vending machine services available 24 hours per day 7 days per...

People who use drugs require prioritisation not exclusion in efforts to eliminate Hepatitis C

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6th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users,  6th Sept 2017 An international conference bringing together hepatitis C experts from around the world is today calling for strategies to prioritise people who use drugs, saying hepatitis C elimination is impossible without them. “The number of people around the world dying from hepatitis C is increasing. We have the tools to...

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