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HIV / AIDS and injection drug use in the DTES

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Author
B.C. Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors
Vancouver / Richmond Health Board
Call Number
WC 503 P37 1997
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
HIV / AIDS and injection drug use in the DTES
Alternate Title
Something to eat, a place to sleep and someone who gives a damn
HIV / AIDS and injection drug use in the Downtown Eastside
Author
B.C. Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors
Vancouver / Richmond Health Board
Responsibility
[Penny Parry?]
Place
[Vancouver]
Publisher
Vancouver / Richmond Health Board
Year Published
1997
Physical Description
79 p. + appendices [66p] ; 28 cm
Subjects
HIV Infections--Transmission--British Columbia--Vancouver--Prevention
Intravenous drug abuse--Complications--British Columbia--Vancouver
Drug addicts--Services for--British Columbia--Vancouver
Abstract
This report reviews what is known about the state of the HIV/AIDS in the Vancouver downtown east end, based on the formal literature, current and previous studies from and about that downtown community; summarizes a community consultation process with adults and youth, current and ex- drug users, HIV-positive individuals, and community social and medical service providers; and presents an action plan to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS among those downtown community members involved in injection drug (heroin and cocaine) use.
Issues discussed in the consultations included physical health, housing, having a sense of belonging and usefulness, information dissemination, public safety, and needs of special high-risk groups. Recommendations are made under such objectives as: ensuring that high-risk persons are connected with and make better use of existing resources; improve shelter and housing conditions; increase community ability to deal with the HIV/AIDS problem; support co-ordination of HIV/AIDS services; and funding. Appendices include survey questionnaires and a background paper on methadone treatment.
Format
Report
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
WC 503 P37 1997
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