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Preventing HIV transmission : the role of sterile needles and bleach /
Jacques Normand, David Vlahov, and Linclon E. Moses, editors.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1995.
description
xvii, 334 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0309052963
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Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1995.
isbn
0309052963
general note
"Panel on Needle Exchange and Bleach Distribution Programs, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine."
catalogue key
1450267
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This volume addresses the interface of two major national problems: the epidemic of HIV-AIDS and the widespread use of illegal injection drugs. Should communities have the option of giving drug users sterile needles or bleach for cleaning needs in order to reduce the spread of HIV? Does needle distribution worsen the drug problem, as opponents of such programs argue? Do they reduce the spread of other serious diseases, such as hepatitis? Do they result in more used needles being carelessly discarded in the community? The panel takes a critical look at the available data on needle exchange and bleach distribution programs, reaches conclusions about their efficacy, and offers concrete recommendations for public policy to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. The book includes current knowledge about the epidemiologies of HIV/AIDS and injection drug use; characteristics of needle exchange and bleach distribution programs and views on those programs from diverse community groups; and a discussion of laws designed to control possession of needles, their impact on needle sharing among injection drug users, and their implications for needle exchange programs.
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This volume addresses the interface of the two national epidemics of HIV/AIDS and intravenous drug use. The authors reach conclusions about the efficacy of needle exchange and bleach distribution and offers concrete recommendations for public policy to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Executive Summaryp. 1
Introductionp. 9
The Epidemiology of HIV and AIDSp. 23
The Epidemiology of Injection Drug Usep. 57
Needle Exchange and Bleach Distribution Programs in the United Statesp. 74
Community Viewsp. 103
The Legal Environmentp. 143
The Effectiveness of Bleach as a Disinfectant of Injection Drug Equipmentp. 167
The Effects of Needle Exchange Programsp. 198
Directions for Future Researchp. 263
A Description and Review of Research Projects in Three Citiesp. 281
B Professional Association Positions on Needle Exchange and Bleach Distribution Programsp. 307
C Biographical Sketchesp. 313
Indexp. 321
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