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The Beginning of the End for the War on Drugs?

A report to the U.N. General Assembly at the end of October about the need for better sex education was met with a flurry of angry voices. African nations rejected the report. Caribbean countries said they took "umbrage" and wanted to "put on record" their strong disapproval. read more

Published
21 November 2010
From
Human Rights Watch HIV/TB
What Britain could learn from Portugal's drugs policy

A decade ago Portugal took a radical new approach to illegal drugs by treating users as people with social problems rather than as criminals. Could it work in the UK?

Published
05 September 2010
From
The Observer
A Failed "War on Drugs" Prompts Rethinking on HIV Infections among Injection-Drug Users

The "War on Drugs" has failed, particularly with regard to the spread of HIV in middle-income nations and some developing nations in Asia. The disease is now starting to bleed into Africa as well.

Published
25 August 2010
From
Scientific American
Abandoning moralistic war on drugs becomes centrepiece of AIDS meeting

Scientific statement argues the criminalization of drug use is fuelling HIV/AIDS epidemic

Published
21 July 2010
From
Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
Criminalization of drugs and drug users fuels HIV; laws should be reviewed, say experts

Strict laws on the criminalization of drug use and drug users are fueling the spread of HIV and other serious harms associated with the criminal market and should be reviewed, say experts in a series of new articles.

Published
13 July 2010
From
Science Daily
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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