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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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The financing and sustainability of harm reduction services in the EU

The financing and sustainability of harm reduction services in the EU

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

This report outlines the findings of the Work Package 8 meeting of the Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT), which took place in Vilnius.

One aim of HA-REACT’s Work Package 8 (WP8) is to help countries access harm reduction funds, especially via EU...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Advocacy, Co-infections, Harm reduction, Laws and regulations, Viral hepatitis
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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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Joint Action HAREACT

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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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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A Day in the Life

A DAY IN THE LIFE: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs - TRAILER

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Video for Drug Policy Reform Network

The film takes us through one day in the life of eight people, from seven cities, in seven different countries of the world, from morning until night. They all have something in common - all of them use drugs. But these people are not defined by their drug use. All of them have their unique...

Tags: People who use drugs (PUD), Global, Harm reduction, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Social issues, Stigma and discrimination
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