Role of community pharmacies in harm reduction: 25 years of syringe exchange program in Portugal
- At: Glasgow (Scotland) (2018)
- Type: Poster
- By: MADEIRA, Anabela (National Association of Pharmacies (ANF), Pharmacy Services, Lisbon, Portugal)
- Co-author(s): Anabela Madeira (1), Maria I. Conceição (1), Inês Miranda (1), Isabel Jacinto* (1), Rute Horta1
1) Pharmacy Services, National Association of Pharmacies (ANF), Lisbon, Portugal
Injecting drug users (IDU) are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases, such as HIV, HCV, HBV and other blood-borne infections as a result of sharing contaminated injecting equipment and unprotected sexual contacts. Harm reduction involves a range of strategies, including: syringe exchange program (SEP); opioid substitution.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.