Role of service providers of needle syringe program in preventing HIV/AIDS

Tzu I. Tsai, Donald E. Morisky, Yi Ming A. Chen

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To provide a national-scale picture of the needle exchange program in Taiwan, this study examined (a) needle and syringe program (NSP) service providers' AIDS-relevant harm reduction knowledge and attitudes; and (b) NSP services schemes and operation barriers encountered by different service modalities. A self-administrated questionnaire was mailed to all participating NSP service providers in Taiwan. A total of 414 service providers completed the postal survey. This study confirms that NSP service providers play an essential role in providing comprehensive activities to reduce HIV/AIDS infection for drug misusers. Knowledge and attitudes of service providers were found to be independently and important predictors of NSP service provisions. Community-based and clinical-based providers had diverse service schemes and encountered operation problems due to different organization characteristics, professional training, and ethical concern. For the future planning of NSP programs, service-specific education and professional support are essential component of service delivery and quality.
頁(從 - 到)546-557
期刊AIDS Education and Prevention
出版狀態已發佈 - 12月 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 健康(社會科學)
  • 公共衛生、環境和職業健康
  • 傳染性疾病


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