A Call for Comprehensive Responses to HIV in People Who Use Drugs
The Lancet article ‘Time to Act: A Call for Comprehensive Responses to HIV in People Who Use Drugs’ originally published in July 2010 is now available in Chinese, Farsi, French, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Spanish from the Open Society Foundation.
The article reviews the available evidence to demonstrate how a comprehensive response can reduce HIV infection rates in people who use drugs, by implementing coherent public health and law enforcement strategies. It is argued that cost-effective interventions such as needle and syringe exchange programs, increased access to treatment and the decriminalisation of people who use drugs, to name but a few, would benefit individuals, families and communities.
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