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U.N. Must Promote Harm Reduction As HIV Prevention Strategy Among Drug Users

The Guardian: To end HIV in drug users, stop chasing the dream of a drug-free world Susie McLean, senior adviser on drug use and HIV for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…The evidence for the effectiveness of harm reduction interventions — reducing the negative consequences of drug use rather than focusing…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Findings From Investigation Into Cambodian HIV Outbreak

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Cambodia HIV cluster highlights medical injection issues Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses an investigation published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examining a cluster of HIV infections in the Cambodian village of Roka, where most people…

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…

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