Distribution of Harm Reduction Kits in a Specialty HIV Hospital Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Casey House, a small Toronto, Ontario, hospital for people living with HIV, implemented a harm-reduction kit distribution program in October 2014 to decrease harms from reuse of injection and smoking equipment among its clients-inpatients and outpatients. Program statistics (November 2014-June 2017) show an increase in the number of kits-injection and smoking-distributed each year. The program is perceived by staff to communicate openness and increased willingness of clinicians and clients to discuss drug-related harms.

authors

  • Carusone, Soo Chan
  • Miskovic, Miroslav
  • Chan Carusone, Soo
  • Guta, Adrian
  • O’Leary, Bill
  • dePrinse, Karen
  • Strike, Carol

publication date

  • October 2018