Tipping the Balance: Why Legal Services Are Essential to Health Care for Drug Users in Ukraine

by Open Society Institute

The report profiles five organizations in Ukraine that have successfully integrated legal services into HIV prevention and treatment programs. These organizations have increased access to legal services by placing lawyers at locations where drug users go for needle exchanges, counseling, and referrals to drug dependence treatment. Likewise, the programs have increased access to harm reduction by drawing in new clients who come for the legal services and stay for the HIV prevention services.

  • Eastern Europe
  • Harm reduction
  • Policy
  • People who use drugs (PUD)

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