Effectiveness of take-home naloxone programs and availability of naloxone nasal spray in different jurisdictions

Danielle GiliauskasNews, People who use Drugs, Rapid Responses, Substance Use, Uncategorized

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Questions

  • What is the evidence of the effectiveness of take-home naloxone programs and administration of naloxone by laypeople?
  • Which jurisdictions provide take-home naloxone programs?
  • What is the current availability of naloxone nasal spray in different jurisdictions?

 Key take-home

Possible benefits of providing safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic

Danielle GiliauskasNews, People who use Drugs, Rapid Responses, Slider, Substance Use, Uncategorized

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Questions

  • What are possible benefits of providing a safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic?

 Key take-home messages

  • Safe supply is an approach that focuses on saving

Sexualized drug use (chemsex and methamphetamine) and men who have sex with men

Danielle GiliauskasMen who Have Sex with Men, Mental Health, News, People Living with HIV, People who use Drugs, Prevention, Rapid Responses, Slider, Stigma, Substance Use, Uncategorized

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Questions

  • What is the impact of sexualized drug use (specifically of chemsex and methamphetamine) on the health of men who have sex with men?
  • What are effective interventions and/or services that address chemsex and methamphetamine use among men

Effectiveness of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV

Danielle GiliauskasInterventions Across the Cascade, Men who Have Sex with Men, People who use Drugs, Prevention, Priority Populations, Rapid Responses, Slider, Women*

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Questions

  • What is the efficacy of oral tenofovir disoproxil fumarate with or without emtricitabine as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV in the context of clinical trials?
  • Has this efficacy been realized in real-world implementation?
  • What are the key

See an Overdose: Call 911

Lori LyonsNews, People who use Drugs, Slider

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Canada is experiencing a fatal overdose crisis; more than a thousand Ontarians died last year from opioid overdose. Many of these deaths are preventable if medical attention is received quickly, but evidence shows that witnesses to an overdose often do …