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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
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
Australian experience shows high DAA uptake and rapid fall in rates of HCV viraemia among people who inject drugs

Providing hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) to people who inject drugs can achieve rapid reductions in community prevalence of viraemia, according

Published
28 November 2018
By
Michael Carter
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
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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Recent incarceration increases HIV and hepatitis C risk for people who inject drugs

People who inject drugs (PWID) recently released from prison or jail have a substantially increased risk of acquiring infection with HIV or hepatitis C virus (HCV), according

Published
12 November 2018
By
Michael Carter
How has Glasgow responded to an outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs?

Intensive efforts to reach people who inject drugs who have acquired HIV in a recent transmission outbreak in the city have resulted in high levels of antiretroviral

Published
07 November 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Majority of US young adults who use drugs are not tested for hepatitis C or HIV

Only about a third of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with opioid use disorder in the United States are screened for hepatitis C virus (HCV) or HIV, even

Published
19 October 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
Integrated support intervention improves engagement with HIV and methadone treatment among people who inject drugs

Providing information on how to navigate care pathways, psychosocial support, and immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) to HIV-positive people who inject drugs in Ukraine, Vietnam and Indonesia increased retention

Published
18 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
Opioid Crisis Fuels A Spike In HIV Infections, And Experts Fear There's More To Come

As two cities in Massachusetts struggle with an outbreak, the powerful synthetic fentanyl may be mostly to blame.

Published
04 October 2018
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Huffington Post
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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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