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UNAIDS Report: Discrimination of People Who Inject Drugs

UNAIDS Report: Discrimination of People Who Inject Drugs | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it

People who inject drugs continue to face punitive legal
environments, a variety of human rights abuses and
have poor access to services; these and other factors
combine to exacerbate their risks of acquiring HIV.

Julian Buchanan's insight:

See chapter 5 page 170 of the UNAIDS Report "The Gap" on People Who Inject Drugs

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UN Expert Group Mtg Report: Socio-economic assistance as a key component of drug prevention and drug treatment

On May 12-14, 2011, UNODC held a three-day Experts Group Meeting, entitled “Basic socio-economic assistance as a precondition for effective drug dependence treatment and related HIV/AIDS prevention”. Participants were comprised of experts from industrialized, developing and least-developed countries. International experts  examined how interventions aimed at the alleviation of very basic needs arising from poverty can address and reduce problematic drug use and drug-related health risks.

 

Outcomes of the meeting are to be used for future policy development.

 

To download the report:

http://www.unodc.org/documents/commissions/CND-session55/ECN72012_CRP4_eV1251321.pdf

 

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