Biology 45- Lecture 17 Notes

Biology 45- Lecture 17 Notes - Biology 45: AIDS...

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Biology 45: AIDS Fundamentals Lecture Notes Social Dimensions Continued March 12, 2008 Monday, 4-6 pm (bring picture ID, pencils) Needle Exchange Programs: harm reduction strategy (if you can’t get it the ideal way, what can you do to decrease  the risk of transmission?) Up the availability of clean syringes and needles Does not up the use of illegal drugs Lower the risk of transmission How are syringes obtained? Illegal sources, pharmacies, and syringe exchange programs Syringe Exchange Programs provide syringes in exchange for used syringes; there is no cost, and no questions Education and counseling Condom distribution Referrals Alcohol swabs On-site testing Screenings (others STDs or STIs) Primary medical services Bleach doesn’t work because people may not always take the steps to clean the syringe completely because they are  addicted What is the public health impact of SEPs? Links to public health services Help with substance abuse Opportunity t use sterile syringes and share less often Reduction in risk behavior up to 80% Lower in HIV among injection drug users up to 30% Cost effective Globally… 55 million people have been infected since 1981
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