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Global UNAIDS Update 2016

GLOBAL AIDS UPDATE 2016

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UNAIDS

UNAIDS recommends a Fast-Track approach: substantially increasing and frontloading investment over the next five years to accelerate scale-up and establish the momentum required to overcome within 15 years one of the greatest public health challenges in this generation.

The latest UNAIDS...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Global, Care and support, Epidemiology, Research, Treatment
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Accessing HIV prevention, testing, treatment care and support in Europe as a migrant with irregular status in Europe: A comparative 10-country legal survey

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Gaia Inverardi

In the 2014-2015 project phase the European HIV Legal Forum produced a comparative legal report based on legal survey from 10 European countries (France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Spain and the United Kingdom). The legal report also includes a collection...

Tags: (Undocumented) Migrants, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers, Refugees, WHO European region, Advocacy, Human rights, Laws and regulations, Migration, Policy, Sexual and reproductive health, Testing and counselling, Treatment
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European Drug Report 2015: Trends and Developments

European Drug Report 2015: Trends and Developments

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Changing dynamics in the heroin market, the latest implications of cannabis use and new features and dimensions of the stimulant and ‘new drugs’ scene are among the issues highlighted in the European Drug Report 2015: Trends and Developments. This years’ annual review reflects on 20...

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Preventing opioid overdose deaths with take-home naloxone

Preventing opioid overdose deaths with take-home naloxone

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

This publication examines the case for distributing naloxone, an emergency medication, to people who inject opioids such as heroin and to others who might witness an opioid overdose. Through its capacity to reverse opioid overdose, naloxone can save lives if administered in time. This...

Tags: Health care professionals, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Affordability, Care and support, Harm reduction, Policy, Prevention, Treatment
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Drug-related infectious diseases in Europ

Drug-related infectious diseases in Europe

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

This report provides an update on infectious diseases related to injecting drug use in Europe for the period up to June 2015. The report covers both the EMCDDA Drug-related infectious diseases indicator, which collects data on the situation, and the responses in the area. It includes highlights...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Harm reduction, Policy, Prevention, Treatment, Viral hepatitis
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New heroin-assisted treatment

New heroin-assisted treatment

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

The prescription of substitution drugs, such as methadone and buprenorphine, has become a mainstream, first-line treatment for opioid dependence, with around 700 000 of Europe’s 1.3 million problem opioid users receiving substitution treatment today. But a small minority of entrenched opioid...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Care and support, Harm reduction, Policy, Treatment
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ECDC and EMCDDA guidance. Prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs

ECDC and EMCDDA guidance. Prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

This joint guidance report explores good public health practices that can support effective policies to reduce infections. Common blood-borne viruses in this group include HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. These are mainly spread through the sharing of needles, syringes and drug preparation...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Advocacy, Care and support, Harm reduction, Policy, Prevention, Resource mobilisation, Social issues, Treatment, Viral hepatitis
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Hepatitis C treatment for injecting drug users

Perspectives on drugs: Hepatitis C Treatment for Injecting Drug Users

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Transmitted through the sharing of needles, syringes and other injecting equipment, hepatitis C is the most common infectious disease among injecting drug users in Europe today.In this analysis, the EMCDDA looks at some of the positive advances in treating the disease, including a new generation...

Tags: Health care professionals, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Care and support, Harm reduction, Prevention, Treatment, Viral hepatitis
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HA-REACT: Joint Action on HIV and Co-Infection Prevention and Harm Reduction

The Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT) addresses existing gaps in the prevention of HIV and other co-infections, especially tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis, among people who inject drugs (PWID). This three-year project was launched in late 2015...

The Case for a Harm Reduction Decade: Progress, potential and paradigm shifts

The Case for a Harm Reduction Decade: Progress, potential and paradigm shifts

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Catherine Cook, Maria Phelan, Gen Sander, Katie Stone, Fionnuala Murphy

Published biennially since 2008, the Global State of Harm Reduction is the leading independent resource monitoring the international harm reduction response.

The April 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem coincides with the tenth anniversary of the start of...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), Global, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Human rights, Treatment
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