Implementing Comprehensive HIV and HCV Programmes with People Who Inject Drugs

Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions

Editor James Baer
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2017

175 pp. 8.4 MB

The global number of new HIV infections among people who inject drugs has increased by more than 33% compared over the past five years. There is also an alarming increase in infections with hepatitis C. Access to services to address HIV among people who inject drugs remains too low, with needle and syringe programmes, opioid substitution therapy, and anti-retroviral treatment being of particular concern. Topics covered in this document include community empowerment, human rights and law reform, addressing stigma and discrimination, comprehensive package of harm reduction interventions, service delivery approaches, community involvement, programme management.

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