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A Hidden Population: Supporting healthy ageing for people who inject drugs and/or receive pharmacotherapies

November 28, 2019 harini

This project builds on an earlier project AIVL initiated in 2010, which developed a discussion paper on the lives of opioid injectors as they aged – “Double Jeopardy Older Injecting Opioid Users in Australia 2010”. Older drug users were a very new phenomenon and AIVL found no Australian papers on the subject to that date, which strengthened our understanding this was truly a new cohort that needed attention.

This project aims to build capacity within aged care providers to respond to the unique needs of older people who inject drugs, older people on pharmacotherapies and older people living with hepatitis C or hepatitis C-related complications.

Click here to download the report, A Hidden Population