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The impact of harm reduction on HIV and illicit drug use

Overview of attention for article published in Harm Reduction Journal, January 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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Title
The impact of harm reduction on HIV and illicit drug use
Published in
Harm Reduction Journal, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1477-7517-11-7
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lianping Ti, Thomas Kerr

Abstract

There has been widespread support for harm reduction programs as an essential component for responding to the HIV and illicit drug use epidemics. However, despite the growing international acceptance of harm reduction, there continues to be strong opposition to this approach, with critics alleging that harm reduction programs enable drug use. Vancouver, Canada provides a compelling case study that demonstrates that many positive impacts of harm reduction can be attained while addiction treatment-related goals are simultaneously supported. While the evidence for harm reduction is clearly mounting, it is unfortunate that ideological and political barriers to implementing harm reduction programs in Canada remain. As evidenced by Vancouver and elsewhere, harm reduction programs do not exacerbate drug use and undermine treatment efforts and should thereby occupy a well-deserved space within the continuum of programs and services offered to people who inject drugs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 4%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 43 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 21%
Student > Master 10 21%
Researcher 7 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 8%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 4 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 25%
Social Sciences 12 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 13%
Psychology 4 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 2%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 8 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 46. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 April 2018.
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#450,312
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Outputs from Harm Reduction Journal
#67
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#6,717
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Outputs of similar age from Harm Reduction Journal
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