International AIDS Society


THE TWIN EPIDEMICS OF HIV AND DRUG USE: INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES


HIV & Drug Policy Pre-Conference
20th July 2012,
Washington D.C., United States
Invitation only


Background

Globally, one in ten new HIV infections is attributable to unsafe injection of illicit drugs. Therefore, This pre-conference focused on three interconnected themes:
  • advances in policing practice and legal reforms that increase access to HIV care and treatment for addiction for people who use drugs;
  • innovations in integrated healthcare services;
  • the challenges of bringing interventions to scale.
Bringing together experts, professions and policy-makers from the fields of policing, drug policy and HIV care, the preconference focused on solution and international experience-sharing. It strived to deepen understanding of the ways that enforcement, legal reform and public health can work together to stop the HIV epidemic among people who use drugs.


Documents for download


For information please contact

Julie Pluies
Project Coordinator
International AIDS Society (IAS)
Avenue de France 23
CH1202-Geneva
Switzerland

 

 
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Additional Links and Resources

Journal (NEW!)

Human Rights and Drugs Official Journal of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, volume 2, N°1, 2012


JAIDS, Progress in HIV reduction and prevention among injection and non-injection drug users, December 15, 2010 – vol. 55 – supp. 2


Websites

Release blog, Talking About Drugs

Open Society Foundations

International Drug Policy Consortium

Global Commission on Drug Policy

World Health Organization

UNAIDS: Preventing HIV Among Drug Users

Count the Costs


News

6th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy