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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