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An assessment of barriers to access to HIV and HCV services for people who inject drugs in Europe

Report on PWID barriers to accessing HIV, HCV and TB services and on strategies for overcoming these barriers

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

People who inject drugs (PWID) have become one of the most vulnerable populations in Europe to not only get infected by HIV and/or hepatitis C (HCV) but also to not be able to access testing, care and treatment services. In order to reach UNAIDS goals to end HIV and WHO goals to eliminate HCV in...

Tags: Health care professionals, WHO European region, Affordability, Care and support, Harm reduction, Monitoring and Evaluation, Testing and counselling
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WHO Compendium

Compendium of good practices in the health sector response to HIV in the WHO European Region

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World Healith Organization

In response to the rapidly increasing number of new HIV infections in the WHO European Region, the action plan for the health sector response to HIV in WHO European Region was endorsed at the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in September 2016. From December 2017 to April...

Tags: Gay men and other MSM, General public, Injecting drug users (IDUs), Men having sex with men (MSM), Migrants, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), WHO European region, Advocacy, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy
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Global AIDS Monitoring 2019

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UNAIDS

The purpose of this document developed by the UNAIDS is to provide guidance to national AIDS programmes and partners on the use of indicators to measure and report on the country response. 

Tags: Gay men and other MSM, General public, Injecting drug users (IDUs), People living with HIV (PLHIV), Sex workers, Global, Epidemiology, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy
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EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT DRUG-RELATED HARMS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

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

This booklet is an approach to drug harm reduction: policies and interventions aimed at reducing drug-related harm for people who use drugs.

It was based on interviews with people who use drugs, social workers, clinicians, narcologists, nurses, NGO workers and researchers. All try to ask...

Tags: Injecting drug users (IDUs), People who use drugs (PUD), Global, Care and support, Harm reduction, Human rights
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Changing Perceptions. Talking about HIV and our relationships

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Positive Voices

This is one in a series of reports that brings a new focus to the diverse needs of people living with HIV today; blending personal stories with findings from Positive Voices – the largest, most representative survey of people with HIV to date. Through storytelling, people with HIV have brought...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), Regional, Care and support, Gender, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Research, Social issues
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HIV Outcomes: Beyond Viral Suppression, Country Experiences, November 2018

HIV Outcomes Beyond Viral Suppression - Good Practices in the Long-Term Care of PHIV

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HIV Outcomes Initiative

These recommendations aim to inform and inspire policy- and decision-makers to develop and implement new approaches and policies that recognise HIV to be a long-term condition that poses significant challenges to health and well-being.

The HIV Outcomes initiative was created in response...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers, WHO European region, Care and support, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Treatment
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European Mapping of Harm Reduction Interventions in Prisons

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Anna Tarján, Gergely Horváth, Heino Stöver

Scientific literature about the situation of drug use and infectious diseases as well as institutional responses to them is limited, sporadic and heterogeneous in the European Countries. The research activity therefore covered the compilation of the existing bits and pieces of information of the...

Tags: Policy makers, WHO European region, Care and support, Co-infections, Epidemiology, Harm reduction, Laws and regulations, Monitoring and Evaluation, Tubercolosis, Viral hepatitis
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Out with it - HIV and other sexual health considerations for young men who have sex with men

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World Healith Organization

This document is collaboratively developed by MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights (formerly known as MSMGF) and the World Health Organization,  together with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Population Fund. It is an updated, abbreviated adaptation...

Tags: LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), Global, Care and support, Harm reduction, Human rights, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Prevention, Testing and counselling
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10 Reasons Why Criminalization of HIV Exposure or Transmission Harms Women

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The ATHENA Network

This publication argues that applying criminal law to HIV exposure or transmission does nothing to address the epidemic of gender-based violence or the deep economic, social, and political inequalities that are at the root of women’s and girls’ disproportionate vulnerability to HIV.

Tags: NGOs, Policy makers, Women, Global, Gender, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Sexual and reproductive health
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Criminal Law, Public Health and HIV Transmission: A Policy Options Paper

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UNAIDS

This publication from UNAIDS proposes principles to guide thinking about law and policy on criminal law and HIV, considers alternative to criminalization, and makes recommendations about appropriate use of criminal sanctions and coercive public health measures.

 

Tags: NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers, Global, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Stigma and discrimination
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