Study: Supervised injection site attracts highest risk users
July 19, 2005

More vulnerable to HIV infection and overdose, says detailed profile Vancouver’s pilot supervised injection site has shown to attract the highest risk users, reveals a new study authored by the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, provides one of the first detailed profil...

Study: High-risk group willing to use crack smoking facility
June 2, 2005

(Vancouver) – A medically supervised smoking facility (SSF) for crack users shows potential for public health and community benefits, and underlines the need for a scientific evaluation of a pilot site in Vancouver, says a new study published by the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Past Centre research has shown that smoking heroin, cr...

Study: Supervised injection site reduces HIV risk behaviour
March 17, 2005

Facility impacts needle-sharing among injection drug users Vancouver’s pilot supervised injection site has shown to reduce needle sharing among high-risk drug users, reveals a new study authored by the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. The paper, published Friday in the leading international medical journal The Lancet, represents the fi...

US Department of Health funds Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study
November 18, 2004

(Vancouver) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide more than $3 million over five years to support the Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study (VIDUS) and fund a new youth-at-risk study, the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS announced today. The $612,000 annual grant, awarded by the department’s National Insti...

Centre’s case for safer-injection facility draws international attention
April 28, 2004

(Vancouver) – The over-reliance on conventional drug-enforcement strategies and the limitations of existing public-health programs underscores the need to evaluate the potential benefits of North America’s first medically supervised safer-injection facility (SIF), says the cover story of a leading international medical journal. The rese...

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