Pre-fix: A guide for people with Hep C or HIV who inject drugs

Pre-fix, What Works and Treat Me Right

Pre-fix is one of three CATIE resources on living with Hep C or HIV for people who inject drugs. It is a comprehensive guide to taking care of one’s health, intended for frontline workers and for people living with Hep C or HIV who inject drugs.

The two companion pieces are pocket-sized, easy-to-read booklets. They are intended for people living with Hep C or HIV who inject drugs who want accessible information about how to take care of their health:

What Works: Tips for taking care of yourself if you have Hep C or HIV and inject drugs focuses on how to take care of your health. It includes information about how 
Hep C and HIV are passed from one person to another, tips for taking care of yourself when using drugs or having sex and other things you can do stay healthy.
CATIE Ordering Centre No. ATI-70125

 

Treat Me Right: Getting treated for Hep C or HIV if you inject drugs provides basic information about Hep C and HIV treatment.
CATIE Ordering Centre No. ATI-70125_B

These two resources can be ordered from the CATIE Ordering Centre.

 

 

For frontline workers:

You may want to use Pre-fix to support your own learning, and What Works and Treat Me Right as part of your conversations with clients. The chart below shows where you’ll find information on various topics.

Prefix topic

Page in What Works

Page in Treat Me Right

If you’re only going to read 2 things (the most important things to know)

Whole booklet

 

How do you know if you have Hep C or HIV?

8–9

 

Finding out you have Hep C or HIV

4

 

Living as healthy as you can with Hep C or HIV

6

 

Working with a doctor and other health workers

 

3

Treatment for Hep C or HIV

7

4–7

Starting treatment

 

8

On treatment

 

11–12

Making drug use safer

12–14

12–13

Making sex safer

17

 

Pregnant or thinking about having a baby?

19

 

Prison

 

14

Tattooing and piercing

11, 16

 

Other infections to know about

12