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Harm reduction for people who inject drugs in New York has worked, but hasn’t reduced racial inequality

Needle and syringe exchange and opiate substitution therapy in New York City has worked in reducing HIV infection in people who inject drugs (PWIDs) to the extent

Published
19 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
While Russia grapples with HIV epidemic, Moscow's addicts share their filthy needles

Infection rates are set to hit three million, but drug use and unsafe sex - the main causes - are rife.

Published
26 May 2015
From
The Guardian
HIV Outbreak: Why Austin? Why Indiana?

I think the reason we see it here is because we found it. Many areas of the country are experiencing, along with drug abuse, especially in smaller, rural towns, high unemployment, lower incomes and a lack of education. Sadly, there are places in this country where the future looks bleak

Published
20 May 2015
From
WHAS 11.com
Fighting HIV where no-one admits it's a problem

For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and Aids. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades - and he calls the situation "a national catastrophe".

Published
20 May 2015
From
BBC
Indiana HIV outbreak: CDC study of cases shows most are the same strain

A genetic analysis of HIV samples taken from about half the people infected in the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history shows nearly all of them have the same strain of the virus, a finding one health expert says is a sobering reminder of how rapidly HIV can spread among intravenous drug users.

Published
15 May 2015
From
The Guardian
Russian HIV-Aids epidemic worsening under Kremlin policies, says expert

Head of state Aids centre says ‘conservative’ policies have failed to halt spread of HIV virus and at least two million Russians are likely to have disease in five years.

Published
15 May 2015
From
The Guardian
First French Cities Apply for Drug Consumption Rooms Under New Law

Strasbourg, Bordeaux and Paris have submitted applications to implement supervised injection sites (SISs) for drug users, becoming the first cities to do so under a groundbreaking law introduced last month.

Published
12 May 2015
From
Talking Drugs
Methadone Quixote: The Battle for Harm Reduction in Russia

Methadone substitution therapy has been approved by the United Nations and widely used to treat drug addiction in many countries worldwide. In Russia, however, it remains illegal. In response to applications filed with the European Court of Human Rights by three Russian drug users alleging that the ban on methadone therapy in Russia amounts to torture and ill-treatment, Russia is trying to suppress the “methadone” applications to the ECtHR at the domestic as well as international level by mounting its pressure on the three applicants.

Published
07 May 2015
From
Talkingdrugs.org
Michel D. Kazatchkine: Is Armenia Close to Ending AIDS?

I was in Armenia very recently to learn about the country's response to its epidemic and came away undoubtedly pleased with progress on a number of fronts but concerned on others.

Published
05 May 2015
From
Huffington Post
Indiana Says HIV Outbreak Is Worsening

An Indiana county at the heart of an H.I.V. outbreak has seen a “significant increase” in the number of cases more than two weeks into a short-term needle exchange program, state health officials said.

Published
20 April 2015
From
New York Times
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