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Title
Policy Brief: Provision of Sterile Injecting Equipment to Reduce HIV Transmission
In
Evidence for action on HIV/AIDS and injecting drug use
Description of Work
WHO/HIV/2004.03
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WHO - World Health Organization, Geneva, 2004, 4 pp
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Abstract

"The provision of access to sterile injection equipment for injecting drug users and the encouragement of its use are essential components of HIV/AIDS prevention programmes, and should be seen as a part of overall comprehensive strategies to reduce the demand for illicit drugs. The equipment is provided through a great variety of approaches categorized as needle and syringe programmes, the goals of which are that drug users have their own sterile injecting equipment and do not share it with others, that the circulation time of used needles and syringes is reduced and that used equipment is disposed of safely."

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  • Trace, Mike, Diane Riley and Gerry Stimson, UNAIDS & the Prevention of HIV Infection Through Injecting Drug Use, Briefing Paper Nine, BFDPP - The Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme and IDPC - The International Drug Policy Consortium, September 2005, 7 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]

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  • Policy Brief: Reduction of HIV Transmission in Prisons, Evidence for action on HIV/AIDS and injecting drug use, WHO/HIV/2004.05, WHO - World Health Organization, Geneva, 2004, 4 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Policy Brief: Reduction of HIV Transmission Through Drug-Dependence Treatment, Evidence for action on HIV/AIDS and injecting drug use, WHO/HIV/2004.04, WHO - World Health Organization, Geneva, 2004, 4 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Policy Brief: Reduction of HIV Transmission Through Outreach, Evidence for action on HIV/AIDS and injecting drug use, WHO/HIV/2004.02, WHO - World Health Organization, Geneva, 2004, 4 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • WHO - World Health Organization, UNAIDS - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Policy Brief: Antiretroviral Therapy and Injecting Drug Users, Evidence for Action on HIV/AIDS and Injecting Drug Use, WHO/HIV/2005.06, WHO - World Health Organization, Geneva, 2005. [ PDF File | Details... ]