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Changing drugs laws in Portugal to prioritise public health

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Power, L.

A number of tools and resources have been developed within the OptTEST by HiE project to optimise HIV testing and linkage to care. Many of these tools address legal and regulatory barriers to HIV testing. This case study is about changing drug laws to prioritise public health (Portugal). Author...

Tags: Injecting drug users (IDUs), People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Southern Europe, WHO European region, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Human rights, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy, Stigma and discrimination
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What types of legal and regulatory barriers are common and how do they damage access?

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Power, L.

A number of tools and resources have been developed within the OptTEST by HiE project to optimise HIV testing and linkage to care. This Tip Sheet describes common legal and regulatory barriers and how they restrict access. Author: Power, L. (2017). Available also at...

Tags: (Undocumented) Migrants, Gay men and other MSM, Injecting drug users (IDUs), Men having sex with men (MSM), Migrants, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Refugees, Sex workers, WHO European region, Advocacy, Human rights, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy, Testing and counselling
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AIDS by the numbers 2015

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UNAIDS

The world has halted and reversed the spread of HIV. The epidemic has been forced into decline. New HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have fallen dramatically since the peak of the epidemic. Now the response is going one step further—ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, Injecting drug users (IDUs), LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), Refugees, Sex workers, Women, Global, Epidemiology
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A public health and rights approach to drugs

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UNAIDS

The United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem in April 2016 provides a unique opportunity to review the impact of the existing international drug control system on the health and well-being of mankind. The development and implementation of drug control...

Tags: Injecting drug users (IDUs), People who use drugs (PUD), Global, Epidemiology, Harm reduction, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Policy, Universal access
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Harm reduction saves lives

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UNAIDS

People who use and inject drugs are among the groups at highest risk of exposure to HIV, but remain marginalized and out of reach of health and social services. 

Evidence shows that harm reduction approaches such as needle-syringe programmes reduce the health, social and economic harms of...

Tags: Injecting drug users (IDUs), People who use drugs (PUD), Global, Harm reduction, Prevention, Universal access
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Do no harm - Health, human rights and people who use drugs

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UNAIDS

Evidence supports the need for a shift in the global approach to drug use. In this report, Do no harm: health, human rights and people who use drugs, UNAIDS shows what works to reduce the impact of HIV and other harms related to drug use. Countries that have moved away from laws and policies...

Tags: Injecting drug users (IDUs), People who use drugs (PUD), Global, Harm reduction, Human rights, Universal access
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How AIDS changed everything — MDG6: 15 years, 15 lessons of hope from the AIDS response

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UNAIDS

In these UNAIDS report are valuable insights and ground-breaking and heart-warming experiences from the innovative and exciting work that partners, communities and countries have done and are doing in the AIDS response. There are also heart-breaking stories about the challenges that still remain...

Tags: Gay men and other MSM, Injecting drug users (IDUs), Men having sex with men (MSM), People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Refugees, Sex workers, Women, Global, Epidemiology, Inequalities in health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Sexual and reproductive health, Stigma and discrimination, Universal access
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Leaflet: Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT)

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Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT)

This leaflet describes the three-year project, which was launched in late 2015 with core funding from the European Union (EU), and is being implemented by 22 partners representing 18 EU Member States.

The overall aim of HA-REACT is to significantly contribute to the elimination of HIV and...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Advocacy, Harm reduction
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POSITIVE: Russian documentary with English subtitles

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Alina Alieva (director)

"POSITIVE" is a documentary with stunning, funny, sad and simple stories from people living with HIV. The characters of the film are very different people, like us. But they are united by a common problem - HIV infection. Someone from the protogonists has a positive status,...

Tags: Gay men and other MSM, General public, Heterosexuals, Injecting drug users (IDUs), LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Prisoners (ex-), Sex workers, Youth, Eastern Europe, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Universal access
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