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Needle-Sharing Among Drug Users Spreading HIV In Philippines’ Cebu City

The Atlantic: The City at the Heart of the Philippines’s HIV Epidemic “…In 2014, the Cebu HIV/AIDS Registry reported that 74 percent of the city’s 1,366 recorded HIV infections were due to needle-sharing. The [Department of Health] estimates that more than 50 percent of the roughly 6,000 intravenous-drug users in…

Human Rights Central To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: Why Protecting Humans Rights Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation Deborah L. Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of the U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS “…[S]uccess [in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic] demands that the protection of human rights remains at the core of our work. Around the globe…

Joint Briefing Paper Highlights Needs, Rights Of Sex Workers Who Use Drugs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Risks and challenges of people who inject drugs, earn income through sex work recognized, but seldom addressed in adequate, joined responses Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses a joint briefing paper by the Global Network of Sex Work Projects…