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Needles sold to drug users through pharmacies will be accompanied with a questionnaire, asking users about their demographics, drug use, and knowledge about the risk of contracting HIV, the AIDS virus. The majority of drug users do not have contact with drug treatment agencies and needle exchanges and little is known about them. Drug users who complete the anonymous questionnaire will return it by free post or hand it back to a pharmacist in exchange for a free needle pack.
Professor Simon Lenton
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1603
Harm reduction policy and strategies
Lenton, S., Kerry, K., Loxley, W., Tan-Quigley, A. and Greig, R. (2000). Citizens who inject drugs: the 'Fitpack' study. The International Journal of Drug Policy, 11, (4), pp. 285-297. DOI: 10.1016/S0955-3959(00)00061-X [RJ292] View web page