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Archival Content: 1999-2005

A Comprehensive Approach:
Preventing Blood-Borne Infections Among Injection Drug Users



CHAPTER 1: Injection Drug Users Play a Key Role in the Transmission of HIV and Other Blood-borne Infections

1.1 Risk Behaviors Associated with Infection by HIV and Other Blood-borne Infections.
1.2 The Context of High-risk Drug and Sexual Practices
1.3 Conclusion
1.4 References

CHAPTER 2: The Legal, Social, and Policy Climate Limits Prevention Options for IDUs

2.1 Negative Attitudes and Stigma Toward IDUs Persist Despite a New Understanding of Addiction
2.2 Negative Attitudes Toward IDUs Affect Public Policy and Treatment Approaches
2.3 Conclusion
2.4 References

CHAPTER 3: A Comprehensive Approach is a More Effective Approach

3.1 Guiding Principles
3.2 Key Strategies
3.3 Next Steps for Communities
3.4 Conclusion
3.5 References

APPENDIX A: Key Strategies for Preventing Blood-borne Pathogen Infection Among Injection Drug Users

APPENDIX B: Index of Articles and Reports Cited in Appendix A, Organized by Comprehensive Approach Strategy

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