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Table 5 Data by type of information or support - Harm minimisation

From: Support for people who use Anabolic Androgenic Steroids: A Systematic Scoping Review into what they want and what they access

Type of information / support Support sought from (if given) Article reference
Acquisition of injecting equipment Dealer(s) [36, 40, 43]
NSPs [19, 22, 39,40,41, 43, 51,52,53,54]
Chemist/Pharmacy [40, 41, 43, 52, 54]
Doctor(s) [39, 52, 54]
Friends(s)/Peer(s)/Social Network [41, 43, 52, 54]
Steroid Clinic(s) [22, 39]
Gym/Outreach services in Gyms [39, 54]
Online/Websites [40, 54]
Anti-Aging clinic(s) [41]
Outreach service/Other [22, 52]
Guidance on how to inject and safer injection practices Dealer(s)/Supplier(s) [8, 36, 40, 43]
Friend(s)/Peer(s)/Experienced Gym mate(s)/Other AAS user(s)/Family [8, 38,39,40, 46, 53]
Self-taught [52]
NSPs [51]
Online/Websites [8, 43]
Leaflets/Other sources [8, 43]
Personal trainer(s) [8]
Doctor(s)/Nurse(s) [8, 52, 55]
Blood Borne Virus screening~ Hep B and Hep C [8, 55]
Hep B (20%), Hep C (18%) [19]
Hep C (64%) [55]
Hep B (23%), Hep C (22%) [53]
HiV testing~ HiV [8, 55]
HiV (31%) [53]
HiV (64%) [54]
HiV (28%) [19]
  1. Any data given about access of services that is not linked to AAS/IPED use has not been included in this table. ~Percentage of participants where given