On this page you can find relevant researchs on drug-related health topics, including HIV, hepatitis C, drug and overdose prevention, harm reduction and drug treatment. You can also find our Clinical Guidelines.

Dr Chris Ford Discusses the Founding of the IDHDP
Dr Chris Ford talks about her experiences as a primary care clinician working with people who use drugs, and about the inaugural meeting of the IDHDP.
Women Who Inject Drugs - A Review of Their Risks, Experiences and Needs
This report highlights that women who inject drugs are substantially different needs and face higher risks of disease and violence than do men who inject drugs.
Why We Need a Network for Doctors
James Blogg and Chris Ford's presentation at the 21st IHRA International Harm Reduction Conference, Liverpool.
EHRN Position Paper on Drug Policy
Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) is a regional network, representing over 300 individuals, civil society representatives, health care providers and researchers supporting the principles of harm reduction. With the goal to promote the drug policy reform that is based on public health principles, respectful of human rights and scientific evidence, EHRN has released the Drug Policy Position Paper, a set of key principles, endorsed by the Network, to guide EHRN and its members in their work.
Management of psychiatric disorders and addictive behaviors in patients with viral hepatitis C in France
The aim of this study was to describe the current clinical practices for ambulatory management of psychiatric disorders and addictions, and the influence of a possible psychiatric and/or psychological collaboration
Role of treatment for depressive symptoms in relieving the impact of fatigue in HIV–HCV co-infected patients: ANRS Co13 Hepavih, France, 2006–2008
Fatigue is a major component of quality of life (QOL) and is associated with depression in HIV–HCV co-infected individuals. This study investigated whether treating depressive symptoms (DS) could mitigate the impact of fatigue on daily functioning in co-infected patients, even those at an advanced stage of disease.
Harmful alcohol consumption and patterns of substance use in HIVinfected patients receiving antiretrovirals (ANRS-EN12-VESPA Study): relevance for clinical management and intervention
Alcohol abuse affects secondary prevention and disease progression in HIV-infected patients, and adherence and response to treatment in those chronically treated. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of harmful alcohol consumption (HAC) using various indicators and identify which groups of patients may require specific targeted interventions for HAC risk reduction.
Where are the Doctors?
An editorial from 2009, written for the Connecticut State Medical Journa.
The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment The Words We Use Matter. Reducing Stigma through Language
"Many derogatory, stigmatizing terms were championed throughout the “War on Drugs” in an effort to dissuade people from misusing substances. Education took a backseat, mainly because little was known about the science of addiction"
Harm reduction and equity of access to care for French prisoners: a review
Despite France being regarded as a model of efficient harm reduction policy and equity of access to care in the general community, the health of French inmates is a critical issue, as harm reduction measures are either inaccessible or only partially implemented in French prisons.
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