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Guidelines for services providing injecting equipment: Best practice recommendations for commissioners and injecting equipment provision (IEP) services in Scotland

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Glossary

Terminology / abbreviations

Definition

HAV, HBV, HCV, HIV

Hepatitis A Virus, Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, Human Immunodeficiency Virus

IEP services

Injecting Equipment Provision Services - This term will be used throughout this document to refer to all services that distribute injecting equipment - regardless of whether those services have the facilities to receive used injecting equipment.

Needle

In general, throughout this document, the word "needle" will be used to refer to both needles and syringes.

N/S

Needles and syringes - For the avoidance of doubt, in a small number of places in this document, this abbreviation is used to refer to both needles and syringes.

Fixed-site service

An IEP service which operates from the premises of a building, rather than through a mobile service or other form of outreach.