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More Investment In Harm Reduction Needed To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: AIDS-Free Generation Will Not Be Achieved Without More Investment in Harm Reduction
David Olson, global health communications expert

“…To coincide with the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, Harm Reduction International, the International Drug Policy Consortium, and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance are publishing a report that says that due to changing donor policies, HIV prevention services for [people who inject drugs (PWID)] are not being prioritized and this failure to invest will bring an exponential rise in HIV transmission which will impose much higher costs on governments and donors. … The bottom line: The AIDS-free generation we all want will not happen if we neglect the critical but unpopular group of people who inject drugs…” (7/21).

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