HIV Prevention Planning Council July 12, 2007 Substance Use Issues and Structural Solutions Guiding Questions: Current policies and structural solutions Are current policies regarding syringe access adequate for preventing HIV transmission among injection drug users ?
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July 12, 2007
Lack of access to condoms in bars in SF
Lack of coordinated services among Mental Health, Substance Use, and HIV prevention services
Consider new ways of encouraging people to get tested
Consider a city-wide policy that would ensure access to condoms in all bars
Consider ways to coordinate MH, SU and HIV prevention servicesGaps Proposed Solution
Increased HIV prevention to populations that do not access prevention services (e.g., IDUs who don’t use needle exchange programs)
Define performance measures in existing SF DPH Harm Reduction Policy (2000)
Consider ways to expand access to HIV prevention services for new hard-to-reach clients
Consider ways to clarify the existing SFDPH Harm Reduction PolicyNeeds Proposed Solution