ASEAN and HIV Prevention amongst People who Inject Drugs: The Need for an Effective and Sustainable Response. Phillips SK. (2018)

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Between 2010 and 2016, Asia and the Pacific registered one of the steepest declines in HIV infecti ons globally, with prevalence rates dropping by approximately 13%. Despite this overall reduction, HIV prevalence among people who inject drugs in  Southeast Asia remains among the world’s highest. Regionally, seven of the ten countries with the highest rates of HIV among people who inject drugs are member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).


Keywords: HIV, AIDS, PWID, harm reduction, drugs

 

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Ending AIDS among People who Use Drugs - Our Theory of Change. The International HIV/AIDS Alliance. (2018)

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The document sets out the changes we want to achieve for people who use drugs, the responses we will make to achieve these changes, the desired outcomes, and the preconditions that need to be in place for the changes to occur.

 


Keywords: harm reduction, drugs, prevention, treatment

 

 

 

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LINKAGES Capacity Development Midline Assessment: Tracking Progress Towards Performance Improvement. Pact. (2018)

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The Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project conducts a range of HIV prevention activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations (sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs) and to improve their enrollment and retention in care. These reports offer up-to-date knowledge that can be used to strengthen HIV and AIDS programming for key populations worldwide.

 

Keywords: HIV, assessment, key populations, data analysis

 

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National Population Size Estimation, Integrated Biological and Behavioral Survey, and HCV among PWID and PWUD in Cambodia, 2017. Mun P, Yi S and Tuot S. (2018)

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The objectives are to estimate the prevalence of HIV and syphilis among PWID and PWUD and HCV among PWID, to examine HIV risk behaviors among PWID and PWUD: illicit drug use behaviors, substance abuse, and other health issues including healthcare seeking behaviors and exposure to HIV programs and to estimate the national population size of PWID and PWUD by types of drug used.


Keywords: drug users, testing, sexual behaviors, syphilis

 

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The 9th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue. Transnational Institute. (2018)

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In regards to current drug trends, particularly methamphetamine (both in crystal and pill form) has become increasingly accessible and affordable throughout Asia, reflecting the trend of rising use of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) in the region.

Governments in the SEA region have implemented different kinds of national drug policy reform, including diversion programmes (Indonesia and Cambodia), harm reduction measures (Malaysia and Myanmar), and steps towards decriminalisation of cannabis cultivation and use for medical and scientific purposes (Thailand).

 


Keywords: community, harm reduction, treatment, drugs

 

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The Lost Decade: Neglect for Harm Reduction Funding and the Health Crisis among People who Use Drugs. Cook C and Davies C. (2018)

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In Harm Reduction International’s 2010 report on the state of global funding for harm reduction, we stressed, ‘more money is needed for harm reduction, and it is needed now’. Sadly, this statement remains true in 2018. Harm reduction interventions for people who use drugs—such as needle and syringe programmes (NSP) and opioid substitution therapy (OST)—are cost-effective, protect against HIV and hepatitis C, and save lives. Despite the potential for these interventions to contribute to healthier communities, funding for harm reduction in lowand middle-income countries (LMICs) has flat-lined over the past decade.

 


Keywords: HIV/AIDS, LMICs, harm reduction, funding

 

 

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Addressing Drug Problems in Myanmar. Transnational Institute (TNI). (2017)

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This policy briefing was drafted by a group of local and international organisations with in-depth knowledge and extensive experience of drug-related issues in Myanmar. It is structured around a set of five strategic interventions, each of which comes with concrete recommendations that are adapted to the Myanmar context. It contains reliable, up-to-date information and examples of evidence-based practices from Myanmar and around the world.


Keywords: harm reduction, discrimination, civil engagement, health

 

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Factsheet: HARiS - HIV and AIDS Response Indicator Survey 2016 for Injecting Drug User. Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health. (2017)

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In Hong Kong, the number of HIV cases transmitted through injecting drug use (IDU) has remained low up till now and contributed to less than 5% of all reported cases cumulatively. However, the potential risk of cluster outbreak and rapid upsurge of infection among the IDU population is always a concern. To monitor HIV-related risk behaviours and access to HIV testing services among IDU, this population has been included as one of the four at-risk populations in the HIV/AIDS Response Indicator Survey (HARiS) implemented since 2013. The fourth round of survey was conducted in 2016 via commissioning to the Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Disease, School of Public Health and Primary Care of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Keywords: Hong Kong, HIV, IDU, STI, sexual behaviours, testing, needle, condom

 

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Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDs) in Eastern Terai Highway Districts of Nepal, 2017 (Round VII). National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2017)

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This Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) survey was carried out by Intrepid Nepal (INPL) under the leadership of the National Center for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC). People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDS) is considered as one of the key affected populations (KAPs) at a higher risk of spreading the HIV epidemic. This is the seven round of the IBBS study conducted among PWID s in Eastern Teri highway districts of Nepal.

 

Keywords: HIV, PWID, STI, HCV, HBV, syphilis, condom

 

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Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDs) in Western Terai Highway Districts of Nepal, 2017 (Round VI). National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2017)

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This Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) survey was carried out by Intrepid Nepal (INPL) under the leadership of the National Center for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC). People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDS) is considered as one of the key affected populations (KAPs) at a higher risk of spreading the HIV epidemic. This is the seven round of the IBBS study conducted among PWID s in Eastern Teri highway districts of Nepal.

 

Keywords: HIV, PWID, HCV, HBV, STI, condom

 

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