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International Harm Reduction Development Program of the Open Society Institute
Saving Lives by Reducing Harm: HIV Prevention and Treatment for Injecting Drug Users
n/d, 3 pp

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"In the absence of effective measures to reduce drug consumption and unsafe injection, HIV is spreading rapidly among injecting drug users. Shared injection equipment is the cause of over 80 percent of all HIV cases in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Harm reduction programs help those unable or unwilling to abstain from drug use to make positive changes to protect their health and the health of others."

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  • UNAIDS - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Intensifying HIV Prevention: UNAIDS Policy Position Paper, UNAIDS/05.18E, UNAIDS, Geneva, August 2005, 56 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Wolfe, Daniel & Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, Illicit Drug Policies and the Global HIV Epidemic: Effects of UN and National Government Approaches, Open Society Institute - International Harm Reduction Development Program, New York, 2004. [ PDF File | Details... ]