In February 2016, the Ontario HIV Treatment Network and the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection began assessing the feasibility of supervised injection services in London, Ontario. Supervised injection services are health programs where people inject drugs under safe conditions and can gain access to sterile injecting equipment. The feasibility study surveyed 199 people who injected drugs in the past six months. Survey participants were asked about their drug use and injecting behaviours, willingness to use supervised injection services, and preferences for the location of a potential supervised injection site.
Results from the study were released for the first time this week at two separate community meetings in London and Thunder Bay. PDF copies of the study reports and fact sheets for each location are now available on the OISIS web page.