Tag Archives: Needle and syringe exchange

AIDS 2014: Harm reduction and drug policy — no one left behind

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – During the Wednesday opening plenary session, a medical doctor from Viet Nam presented a compelling overview of how her country’s policies regarding drug users evolved over […]

HIV among people who inject drugs emerging, growing, largely unaddressed and often uncounted in Middle East and North Africa

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Review highlights unmet needs, chance of hidden epidemics and opportunity in countries where people who inject drugs in region of high risk and lagging response In Afghanistan, where an estimated 83 percent of the world’s supply of heroin is produced, a gram of the drug could be bought for as little as $4 at a […]