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Implementing methadone maintenance treatment in prisons in Malaysia.

TitleImplementing methadone maintenance treatment in prisons in Malaysia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWickersham, Jeffrey A., Ruthanne Marcus, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Muhammad Muhsin Zahari, and Frederick L. Altice
JournalBulletin of the World Health Organization
Date Published2013 Feb 1
KeywordsAdult, Female, Harm Reduction, Health Plan Implementation, HIV Infections, Humans, Malaysia, Male, Methadone, Opiate Substitution Treatment, Prisons, Substance Abuse, Intravenous
AbstractIn Malaysia, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is highly concentrated among people who inject opioids. For this reason, the country undertook a three-phase roll-out of a methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) programme. In Phase 3, described in this paper, MMT was implemented within prisons and retention in care was assessed.
Alternate JournalBull. World Health Organ.

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