This informative session was presented by Jenny Iverson from The Kirby who oversees the Australian Needle Syringe Program Survey (ANSPS). Click here for the abstract.
The ANSPS has been run annually since 1995 and consists of a self directed questionnaire as well as a dried blood spot (DBS) for HIV & HCV antibody testing. The survey has approximately 2000-2500 respondents yearly, with about 75% of participants residing in metropolitan areas. A number of needle and syringe program (NSP) sites are involved.