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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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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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On the Fast-Track to end AIDS

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UNAIDS

The UNAIDS 2016–2021 Strategy is a bold call to action to get on the Fast-Track and reach people being left behind. It is an urgent call to front-load investments. It is a call to reach the ...

Tags: Ethnic minorities, Gay men and other MSM, LGBTI, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Women, Global, Advocacy, Capacity building, Harm reduction, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Stigma and discrimination, Universal access
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Consulting MSM about HIV and drug consume

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Steffen Taubert

Number 4 of the German HIVreport is dedicated to the consulting MSM about HIV and drug consume. There is information about the basic research knowledge; methodology of the motivating conversation; behaviourist approach to this issue; guidelines and recommendations  for consultants.

Tags: Gay men and other MSM, Injecting drug users (IDUs), LGBTI, WHO European region, Harm reduction, Prevention, Sexual education, STI's
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