|Titre :||Acceptability of a safer injection facility among injection drug users in San Francisco (2010)|
|Auteurs :||A. H. KRAL ; L. WENGER ; L. CARPENTER ; E. WOOD ; T. KERR ; P. BOURGOIS|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Drug and Alcohol Dependence (Vol.110, n°1-2, July 2010)|
|Article en page(s) :||160-163|
|Discipline :||PRE (Prévention / Prevention)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEVIH ; REDUCTION DES RISQUES ; STRUCTURE DE PROXIMITE ; USAGER
OBJECTIVE: Research has shown that safer injection facilities (SIFs) are successful at reducing public nuisance and enhancing public health. Since 2007 support for implementation of a SIF in San Francisco has been building. The objective of this study is to assess the acceptability of a SIF among injection drug users (IDUs) in San Francisco.
METHODS: IDUs were recruited in San Francisco using targeted sampling and interviewed using a quantitative survey (N=602). We assessed the prevalence of willingness to use a SIF as well as correlates of willingness among this group.
RESULTS: Eighty-five percent of IDUs reported that they would use a SIF, three quarters of whom would use it at least 3 days per week. In multivariate analysis, having injected in public and having injected speedballs were associated with intent to use a SIF. The majority of IDUs reported acceptability of many potential rules and regulations of a pilot SIF, except video surveillance, and being required to show identification.
CONCLUSIONS: Building on the success of SIFs in various international settings, IDUs in San Francisco appear interested in using a SIF should one be implemented. [Author's abstract]
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||Urban Health Program, RTI International, San Francisco Regional Office, San Francisco, CA, USA|