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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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AIDS Data

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UNAIDS

AIDS data contains the very latest data, from the end of 2015 and in mid-2016, on the world’s response to HIV: the latest information on the number of people living with HIV, the number of new HIV infections, the numbers of people—both adults and children—on HIV treatment, the coverage of...

Tags: General public, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Women, Youth, Global, Epidemiology, Research
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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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When women lead, change happens

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UNAIDS

More women are accessing antiretroviral therapy than men, transferring the benefits of their good health to their families and economies. When young women are empowered and have their rights fulfilled, HIV prevalence falls, there are fewer unintended pregnancies, fewer maternal deaths and fewer...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), Women, Global, Epidemiology, Gender, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Social issues, Stigma and discrimination
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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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Sustaining the human rights response to HIV

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UNAIDS

The human rights response to HIV, largely implemented by civil society, has been crucial to the HIV response, but it appears that the funding for this work is insufficient and may be threatened further. Based on these concerns—and with the support of the Ford Foundation—UNAIDS commissioned...

Tags: LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Sex workers, Women, Global, Human rights, Universal access
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Executive summary: How AIDS changed everything — MDG6: 15 years, 15 lessons of hope from the AIDS response

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UNAIDS

This is an executive summary of UNAIDS report "How AIDS changed everything". It contains valuable insights and ground-breaking and heart-warming experiences from the innovative and exciting work that partners, communities and countries have done and are doing in the AIDS response. There are also...

Tags: Gay men and other MSM, Injecting drug users (IDUs), LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Sex workers, Women, Global, Advocacy, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Stigma and discrimination, Universal access
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EMIS 2010

EMIS 2010: The European Men-Who-Have-Sex-With-Men Internet Survey. Findings from 38 countries

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The EMIS Network

This report comprises the findings of an internet survey among MSM from 38 European countries, making a total sample of over 180000 men across Europe. It is the largest transnational survey among MSM ever conducted. The survey focused on knowledge of HIV and STIs, sexual behaviour and the use of...

Tags: Health care professionals, Men having sex with men (MSM), NGOs, WHO European region, Research
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EMIS 2010 community reports

EMIS 2010: The European Men-Who-Have-Sex-With-Men Internet Survey. Community Reports.

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The EMIS Network

Community Reports were designed to provide feedback to EMIS study participants and to gay, bisexual, transgender and other MSM. They are available for download in several European languages. The 1st Community Report was written by the Associated Partners and published on World AIDS Day 2010.

Tags: Health care professionals, Men having sex with men (MSM), NGOs, WHO European region, Research
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