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Bridging the silos in HIV and Hepatitis C prevention: a cross-provincial qualitative study

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  • Anik Dube

    () (Universite de Moncton)

  • Greg Harris

    (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

  • Jacqueline Gahagan

    (Dalhousie University)

  • Shelley Doucet

    (University of New Brunswick)

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Abstract Objectives The Our Youth Our Response (OYOR) study explored the scope and accessibility of existing youth-oriented human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) prevention in Atlantic Canada. Methods A cross-provincial, qualitative population health and gender-based analytic approach was used in this study. Four hundred and twenty-five documents were part of the initial scoping review, while 47 in-depth interviews across youth-relevant sectors were undertaken to explore the perceptions related to current approaches to youth-oriented HIV/HCV prevention policies and programs. The study also conducted focus group discussions with 21 key informants aimed at identifying strategies to address the challenges identified from the interview data. Results Five overarching themes emerged from our triangulated data in relation to the present state of youth-related HIV/HCV prevention. These included: inter-organizational and intersectoral collaboration; youth engagement; access to testing; harm reduction; and education. Conclusions Our findings will assist in informing the next generation for HIV/HCV prevention aimed at youth. Specifically, the results indicate that future prevention initiatives should support the use of intersectoral collaboration, gender-based approaches, and HIV/HCV testing innovation to help de-stigmatize prevention efforts.

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  • Anik Dube & Greg Harris & Jacqueline Gahagan & Shelley Doucet, 2017. "Bridging the silos in HIV and Hepatitis C prevention: a cross-provincial qualitative study," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 62(7), pages 739-746, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ijphth:v:62:y:2017:i:7:d:10.1007_s00038-016-0914-9
    DOI: 10.1007/s00038-016-0914-9
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