A bleach program for inmates in NSW: an HIV prevention strategy

Dolan, Kate A., Wodak, Alex D. and Hall, Wayne D. (1998) A bleach program for inmates in NSW: an HIV prevention strategy. Australian And New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 22 7: 838-840. doi:10.1111/j.1467-842X.1998.tb01506.x

Author Dolan, Kate A.
Wodak, Alex D.
Hall, Wayne D.
Title A bleach program for inmates in NSW: an HIV prevention strategy
Journal name Australian And New Zealand Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1326-0200
Publication date 1998-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-842X.1998.tb01506.x
Volume 22
Issue 7
Start page 838
End page 840
Total pages 3
Place of publication Carlton, VIC
Publisher Public Health Association of Aust.
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract Syringe cleaning guidelines for injecting drug users (IDUs) were revised in 1993. This paper examines efforts by IDUs in NSW prisons to adopt the revised guidelines in 1994. Consecutive inmates (229) nearing release were visited and asked to call a toll free number for an interview once released. Respondents (102) did not differ from non-respondents (127). Many respondents (64%) reported ever injecting and many of these reported injecting (58%), sharing (48%) and syringe cleaning (46%) when last in prison. Some (23%) respondents reported adopting the revised syringe cleaning guidelines. Tattooing (38%) was reported more often than sexual activity in prison (4%). A new methodology for prison research was found to be feasible in this study. The potential for HIV to spread in prison still poses major public health challenges.
Keyword Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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