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    HIV can only be passed on when one person's body fluids get inside another person. HIV can be passed on during sex without a condom,...

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  • Safer drug use

    HIV and other blood-borne viruses can be transmitted via unsafe injecting practices. These unsafe practices include sharing injecting equipment such as water, spoons and filters, but the most...

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  • Injecting drug use

    Injecting drug use was one of the earliest routes of HIV transmission identified in the early 1980s, because epidemiologists quickly noticed that HIV infection was...

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  • Harm-Reduction Program Optimizes HIV/AIDS Prevention, UCSF Study Shows

    New research from UC San Francisco and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation has found that clients participating in a harm-reduction substance use treatment program, the Stonewall Project, decrease their use of stimulants, such as methamphetamine, and reduce their sexual risk behavior.

    22 April 2014 | University of California San Francisco press release
  • Crimea: Russian Law Corners Drug Users

    As local authorities prepare to put an end to opioid substitution treatment (OST) programmes in the newly annexed Crimean peninsula, drug users there say they are being forced to choose between a return to addiction and becoming refugees.

    16 April 2014 | Inter Press Service
  • The Global Drug Survey 2014 findings

    The 2014 Global Drug Survey (GDS2014) conducted during November / December 2013 was the biggest survey of current drug use ever conducted. Published in 8 languages and promoted through media partners in 17 countries, it received almost 80,000 responses.

    14 April 2014 | Global Drug Survey
  • Nurses help addicts inject heroin at controversial clinic battling HIV

    British Columbia has successfully stemmed an epidemic of AIDS in one of the hardest to reach populations: intravenous drug addicts. Correspondent William Brangham examines the ways that medical professionals are taking on the spread of HIV, including a policy of 'HIV treatment as prevention' and a controversial facility where nurses help drug addicts inject illegal drugs.

    14 April 2014 | PBS Newshour (video)
  • "Chemsex" in gay and bisexual men: what's going on?

    Reflections on a recent study of 'chemsex' in London gay men, from a writer on addiction and recovery.

    14 April 2014 | Recovery Review
  • LGBT drugs and sexual health services needed in London

    The strong association with high-risk sexual behaviour and sexual ill-health, including the transmission of HIV and hepatitis C, has highlighted the need for better links between sexual health and drug services. However, very few integrated services exist, and those that do are now only available to local residents due to recent changes in NHS commissioning.

    11 April 2014 | The Guardian
  • NICE seeks to limit the spread of blood-borne viruses among steroid users

    With increasing numbers of people across the country injecting themselves with steroids, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated its guideline on the provision of needle and syringe programmes for adults and young people with new recommendations about services for those who use image and performance enhancing drugs.

    09 April 2014 | NICE (press release)
  • NHS adviser calls for needle exchanges for steroid users

    Nice says NHS should provide services at gyms and develop policies to help young people who inject performance drugs

    09 April 2014 | The Guardian
  • First European Conference on Hepatitis C and Drug Use, Berlin, 23-24 October 2014

    One of the highlights during the conference will be the presentation of the 'Berlin Declaration', a pressing call to national and European policy makers, to ensure better access and quality of HCV treatment for the most marginalised groups and individuals.

    07 April 2014 | EATG
  • Doctors criticise UN's approach to global drugs control

    A high-level UN meeting on international drug policy came to a close last week with doctors lamenting the lack of progress on health issues. Ed Holt reports from Vienna.

    31 March 2014 | The Lancet
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