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Cost-Effectiveness of Syringe Access Programs

January 19, 2010

Cost-Effectiveness of Syringe Access Programs
Fact Sheet This fact sheet explains ways in which syringe access programs are an essential strategy to prevent hepatitis C and HIV infection, and lower health care costs. Read the fact sheet below and download the pdf. Open publication

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Hepatitis C Support Groups for Drug Users: Faciliatators Manual

January 1, 2008

Hepatitis C Support Groups for Drug Users: Faciliatators Manual
This guide was developed with the collective input of syringe exchange participants and service providers actively involved in hepatitis C (HCV) support groups throughout New York City. Together we have compiled some ‘best practices’ for establishing HCV groups within a harm reduction framework. We also offer facilitators practical suggestions and creative tools for effectively maintaining […]

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9 Tips for Treating Hepatitis C in Current and Former Substance Users

January 28, 2007

9 Tips for Treating Hepatitis C in Current and Former Substance Users
Current and former substance users can and have been successfully treated for hepatitis C with pegylated interferon and ribavirin therapy. This brochure offers tips for addressing concerns related to adherence, mental health issues, and the risk of re-infection. It was created to help providers effectively care for current and former substance users—including former drug injectors, […]

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Entrenamiento Para Trabajadores y Educadores de la Hepatitis C

January 28, 2007

Entrenamiento Para Trabajadores y Educadores de la Hepatitis C
Manual de 3 Sesiones Para Trabajadores de Alcance Comunitario y Educadores en los Programas de Intercambio de Jeringuillas Este plan de estudios del taller presenta los conceptos básicos acerca de la labor de divulgación, educación entre pares, y la hepatitis C con un formato estándar. Lee más abajo y descargar el pdf.

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Frontline Hepatitis C Training

January 28, 2007

Frontline Hepatitis C Training
A 3-Session Curriculum For Syringe Exchange Peer Outreach Workers This workshop curriculum introduces basic concepts about outreach work, peer education, and hepatitis C using a standard format. Read below and download the PDF.

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Syringe Exchange in Prisons

January 25, 2007

Syringe Exchange in Prisons
The International Experience Syringe exchange programs have been successfully implemented in a diverse range of prison settings using a variety of effective models. Evidence overwhelmingly shows that prison syringe exchange programs reduce HIV and hepatitis C risk and prevent disease transmission, increase referrals to substance abuse treatment, and do not result in increased drug use […]

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Promoting Secondary Exchange

January 25, 2007

Promoting Secondary Exchange
Opportunities to Advance Public Health Secondary exchange is an important but underemphasized component of HIV and hepatitis C prevention for injection drug users (IDUs).  Secondary exchange refers to a range of formal and informal practices through which syringe exchange participants redistribute sterile syringes to peers within social and drug-using networks. This report intends to: Explore […]

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Guía para Implementar y Mantener Grupos de Apoyo para Usarios de Drogas con Hepatitis C

January 1, 2007

Guía para Implementar y Mantener Grupos de Apoyo para Usarios de Drogas con Hepatitis C
Esta guía ha sido desarrollada con la información colectiva de los participantes de programas de intercambio de jeringuillas y proveedores de servicios que trabajan con grupos de apoyo de la hepatitis C (VHC) en la Ciudad de Nueva York. Juntos hemos reunido algunas de “las mejores prácticas” para el establecer grupos personas con VHC basados […]

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Sii Tu Tomas Alcohol Y Tienes Hepatitis C o HIV, Lee esta information!

January 28, 2006

Sii Tu Tomas Alcohol Y Tienes Hepatitis C o HIV, Lee esta information!
Muchas personas beben alcohol para relajarse, disfrutar con los amigos y la familia y para lidiar con la ansiedad relacionada al trabajo o por cuestiones sociales. A diferencia de otras drogas, la gente bebe alcohol casi siempre por las mismas razones, es barato, legal y culturalmente soportable. Si vives con VIH, hepatitis C o tienes […]

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If You Drink Alcohol and Have Hepatitis C or HIV, Read This!

January 27, 2006

If You Drink Alcohol and Have Hepatitis C or HIV, Read This!
Many people drink alcohol to relax, enjoy friends and family, and to cope with social, life, or work- related anxiety. Unlike other drugs people use for some of the same reasons, alcohol is cheap, legal, and culturally acceptable. If you have HIV, hepatitis C, or are coinfected with both, you may want to think about […]

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