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What is the urgency to tackle the HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV co-infection?

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AIDS-Hilfe Potsdam e.V. (AHP) in the BORDERNETwork Project, Publisher: AHP

The HIV drug resistance is one of the rising global issues and is closely connected to the management of Hepatitis B/C co-infections. Drug resistance requires expensive second-line and third-line therapy regimens, exacerbates the patient‘s prognosis and limits treatment possibilities.
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Tags: Policy makers, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Health care professionals, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Central Europe, Universal access, Treatment, Co-infections
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Improving access to early HIV/STI diagnostics for vulnerable groups. Learning from the practice: a practical recommendation guide

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Consortium of BORDERNETwork project partners, Publisher: National Institute for Health Development, Estonia

The goal of the report is to summarize the results of piloting HIV/STI service provision for key vulnerable groups conducted by 9 BORDERNETwork partners in 7 EU countries and to provide guidance for future actions. More than 1 400 vulnerable persons took up free-of charge and confidential low-...

Tags: Policy makers, NGOs, Health care professionals, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Universal access, Testing and counselling, Prevention
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From Culturally Sensitive to Community-Based. A Practical Manual on Effective Models of Participatory Community-Based HIV/STI Prevention in Migrant/Ethnic Minorities

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Consortium of BORDERNETwork project partners, Publisher: Health and Social Development Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria

Community-based participatory models prove high relevance in HIV/STI prevention with migrants. They do not just address affected communities, but involve them continuously as co-authors and social agents of change. BORDERNETwork studied and selected HIV/STI prevention models with special focus...

Tags: Ethnic minorities, (Undocumented) Migrants, NGOs, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Migration, Prevention, Resource mobilisation
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HIV, GPs & other primary care

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NAM

Effective treatment means that, for many people, HIV is now a long-term, manageable medical condition. Primary care services – those provided by general practitioners (GPs, or family doctors), dentists and other community-based medical services – can offer important services for people with HIV...

Tags: Health care professionals, Western Europe, Care and support
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From collaborative research to community-based research - A methodological toolkit

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Elise Demange, Emilie Henry, Marie Préau

The idea came from a collaborative research project in five countries (member organizations of Coalition PLUS in Ecuador, France, Mali, Morocco, Canada, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Romania and universities from these countries) on the sensitive question of disclosure of HIV...

Tags: NGOs, Health care professionals, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Policy, Social issues, Research
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Drug Policy in Portugal - The Benefits of Decriminalizing Drug Use

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Open Society Foundations

This report describes the process, context, ideas, and values that enabled Portugal to make the transition to a public health response to drug use and possession. Now, with a decade of experience, Portugal provides a valuable case study of how decriminalization coupled with evidence-based...

Tags: Policy makers, People who use drugs (PUD), Western Europe, Harm reduction
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Identification and optimisation of evidence-based HCV prevention in Europe for young drug users at risk

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Heike Zurhold and Christiane Schmidt

This report is a qualitative synthesis of the current evidence for the effectiveness of different interventions, which aim to prevent HCV transmission among IDUs.

Tags: People who use drugs (PUD), Youth, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Harm reduction, Co-infections, Prevention
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Working with young people at risk, a practical manual

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Anniken Sand, City of Oslo Alcohol and Drug Addiction service

This manual provides a guideline for early intervention and outreach work for working with young people at risk, who are experimenting with drugs. The manual has been developed by one of the work packages of the Correlation Network.

Tags: Health care professionals, Youth, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Positive prevention, Harm reduction, Care and support
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HIV in Primary Care

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Madge S, Matthews M, Singh S, Theobald N

An essential guide for GPs, practice nurses and other members of the primary healthcare team. Fully revised and updated for 2011, the booklet covers:
the clinical diagnosis of HIV in primary care with photographs; how to offer an HIV test and give results; side-effects of antiretroviral...

Tags: Health care professionals, Western Europe, Care and support, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling
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STOP STIGMA

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CENTRE FOR LIFE

This spot is part of a larger campaign created by Centre For Life, aiming at the promotion and support of social rights of people living with HIV/AIDS in Greece as well as at the reduction of violations of these rights and the stigmatization and discriminations against PLWHA.

Tags: General public, Sex workers, Western Europe, Advocacy, Human rights, Media
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