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Changing drugs laws in Portugal to prioritise public health

by 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: Power, L. (2017). Available also via

  • Southern Europe
  • WHO European region
  • Advocacy
  • Harm reduction
  • Human rights
  • Laws and regulations
  • Legislation
  • Policy
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Injecting drug users (IDUs)
  • People living with HIV (PLHIV)
  • People who use drugs (PUD)

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