Hepatitis C and initiates into injecting drug use among young people [Series of two parts]: Part 1: The first shot. Part 2: Educating young initiates about hepatitis C prevention
Williams, Megan & Crane, Philip (2000) Hepatitis C and initiates into injecting drug use among young people [Series of two parts]: Part 1: The first shot. Part 2: Educating young initiates about hepatitis C prevention. Youth Studies Australia, 19(3), pp. 11-24.
Young people new to injecting drug use are a priority target group for hepatitis C prevention education. The Initiates to Injecting (i2i) Research Project found that young people surveyed and interviewed had low levels of knowledge about hepatitis C transmission and sterile injecting at the time they first injected, and that information giving and receiving was not an integral part of the first injecting experience. Part 2 poses various hepatitis C prevention challenges and opportunities prior to, during and after a young person's initial injecting experience and highlights the valuable role of peer-led education in hepatitis C prevention.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Hepatitis C, Young people, Injecting, Drug use, Youth|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Infectious Diseases (110309)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIAL WORK (160700) > Counselling Welfare and Community Services (160702)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2000 Australian Centre for Youth Studies|
|Deposited On:||21 Jul 2016 01:17|
|Last Modified:||16 Jan 2017 02:10|
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