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Harm reduction worldwide has ‘stalled’, warns Harm Reduction International

The number of countries providing harm reduction initiatives has stalled in the last two years, according to Harm Reduction International’s (HRI) Global state of harm reduction 2018 report.

Published
13 December 2018
From
Drink & Drug News
Bulgarian Harm Reduction Drown in Bureaucracy: Interview with Yuliya Georgieva

The news came as a shock: all harm reduction programs were terminated this year in Bulgaria, an EU member state. Why? Yuliya Georgieva, a veteran Bulgarian harm reduction activist from the Centre for Humane Policy and the new co-chair of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association, answered our questions.

Published
07 December 2018
From
Drug Reporter
8 Lessons Learned at the European Harm Reduction Conference

The 4th European Harm Reduction Conference took place in Bucharest on 21-23 November, 2018. Please watch the video report we made at the event – and read about some of the messages we could take home.

Published
04 December 2018
From
Drug Reporter
Mike Pence’s HIV/AIDS Hypocrisy

The vice president says he’s ready to fight HIV, but his record says otherwise.

Published
29 November 2018
From
Huffington Post (video)
Stigma means Russia risks HIV epidemic as cases rise

Stigma around homosexuality and drug use means Russia and some former Soviet Union countries risk developing out-of-control HIV epidemics, experts have said, after data showed a record number of new cases last year.

Published
29 November 2018
From
The Guardian
Russia risks HIV epidemic as cases rise - experts

Russia and some former Soviet Union countries risk developing out-of-control HIV epidemics, experts said on Wednesday, after data showed a record number of new cases last year.

Published
28 November 2018
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Reuters
This City’s Overdose Deaths Have Plunged. Can Others Learn From It?

Dayton, Ohio, had one of the highest overdose death rates in the nation in 2017. The city made many changes, and fatal overdoses are down more than 50 percent from last year.

Published
26 November 2018
From
New York Times
Naloxone rescue kits empowering peers of drug users to ‘save lives’ in Scotland

Complementing the considerable body of evidence that take-home naloxone can save lives, this study provides the first detailed insights into how people who inject drugs experience administering naloxone to their peers. Though participants were apprehensive at first, after seeing naloxone work they started to view their own role as ‘lifesaver’. This ground-breaking study reveals how naloxone programmes position people who inject drugs as responsible and important community public health resources.

Published
23 November 2018
From
Drug & Alcohol Findings
Safer Consumption Spaces: Three Underground Models

In Seattle there are three underground groups that have each set up safe spaces for people to use drugs. They are vastly different from each other and have completely different policies; they therefore illustrate a diverse range of possibilities for what a drug users’ safe space can be.

Published
22 November 2018
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How 'fixing rooms' are saving the lives of drug addicts

Across Europe, facilities that offer medical supervision for addicts are dramatically reducing drug-related deaths

Published
22 November 2018
From
The Guardian
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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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