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The War on Drugs and HIV/AIDS - How the Criminalization of Drugs Fuels the Global Pandemic

Global Commission on Drugs Policy

The report describes the remarkable failure of drug law enforcement policies in reducing global drug supply. The Commissioners also urge countries that under-utilize proven addiction treatment and public health measures to immediately scale up evidence-based strategies to reduce HIV infection...

Tags: Policy makers, People who use drugs (PUD), Global, Policy, Laws and regulations, Harm reduction
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HIV, drug use and the Global Fund: don't stop now!

International HIV/AIDS Alliance

This report examines the impact of the cancellation of Global Fund Round 11 funding and subsequent changes in Global Fund policies and practices relating to HIV and drug use programmes. It focuses on how future HIV and harm reduction programming will be affected by the Global Fund’s current...

Tags: NGOs, Policy makers, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Policy, Harm reduction, Advocacy
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A guide to developing and implementing overdose prevention programmes

Janna Ataiants, Dasha Ocheret

This Guide was developed in response to the growing need among service providers working with drug users in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia to introduce overdose prevention work into their services. Here you will find a set of concise recommendations on overdose programming based on...

Tags: NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), Health care professionals, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Harm reduction, Care and support
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Identification and optimisation of evidence-based HCV prevention in Europe for young drug users at risk

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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Sinners' Disease – surviving HIV in Russia

Jan-Jaap Kuiper

There are almost one million people living with HIV in Russia, but the virus is still widely regarded as a “sinners’ disease”. Sasha Volgina - HIV positive, pregnant and bustling with energy – leads a young activist group protesting against the shortage of antiretrovirals. While fighting for the...

Tags: People who use drugs (PUD), People living with HIV (PLHIV), Eastern Europe, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Treatment
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Working with young people at risk, a practical manual

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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