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Below are brief descriptions of selected articles on drug use in the Downtown Eastside. Each featured article comes with an research summary, and its full text has been archived in cIRcle, UBC’s open access repository.
Willingness to access peer-delivered HIV testing and counselling among people who inject drugs
HIV testing through peer delivery may increase access to HIV testing among people who inject drugs (IDU) and lead to early HIV treatment and care.
Timing of income assistance payment and overdose patterns
The risk of non-fatal overdose among people injecting drugs at Insite was over two times more likely on or immediately after cheque day.