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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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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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90–90–90 - an ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic

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UNAIDS

Ending the AIDS epidemic is more than a historic obligation to the 39 million people who have died of the disease. It also represents a momentous opportunity to lay the foundation for a healthier, more just and equitable world for future generations. Ending the AIDS epidemic will inspire broader...

Tags: Gay men and other MSM, General public, 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), Global, Affordability, Epidemiology, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Positive prevention, Social issues, Testing and counselling, Treatment, Universal access
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Women who use drugs

Women who injects drugs: A review of their risks, experiences and needs

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Reference Group to the United Nations on HIV and Injecting Drug Use

Women who inject drugs have substantially different needs and face higher risks of disease and violence than do men who inject drugs. Given this difference, it is surprising that much of the literature on injecting drug users (IDU) does not distinguish between men and women when discussing...

Tags: Injecting drug users (IDUs), People who use drugs (PUD), Women, Global, Gender, Harm reduction, Inequalities in health, Reproductive health, Sexual and reproductive health, Social issues, Stigma and discrimination, Universal access
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UNODC WWID

Addressing the specific needs of women who inject drugs. Practical guide for service providers on gender-responsive HIV services

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Practical Guide offers suggestions for mainstreaming gender into existing services for people who inject drugs. At the same time, it acknowledges that, in some settings, women require services provided separately from or in addition to services targeting men. The main purposes of this Practical...

Tags: Injecting drug users (IDUs), Women, Global, Gender, Harm reduction, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Prevention, Reproductive health, Social issues, Stigma and discrimination, Work and HIV
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