HIV and Injecting Drug Use in Selected Sites of the Terai, Nepal. Peak MJ, Rana S and Rai LB (2001)

HIV and Injecting Drug Use in Selected Sites of the Terai, Nepal. Peak MJ, Rana S and Rai LB (2001) During the preparatory visit in December 2000 two regional specific key persons (RSKPs) were identified in Hetauda and Damak to coordinate with the 6 of the 8 locality specific key persons (LSKPs) in the eastern part of Nepal. The methodology undertaken was to conduct two group meetings; one with current injecting drug users and one key stakeholder organizations (government and non governmental sector). With the exception of Kakarbhitta (only IDU group) and Pokhara (extra female IDU group) all groups were convened on time. Representation in each of the groups ranged from 10 to 20 individuals and lasted approximately 2 to 3 hours. The majority of drug use and injecting drug use estimations were derived by nomination techniques and differences were noted according to the key stakeholders and drug user group discussions.

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HIV Prevention in Hong Kong Strategy Series: HIV Prevention in Drug Users- Principles of Strategy. AIDS Prevention and Care Committee and Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS (2001)

HIV Prevention in Hong Kong Strategy Series: HIV Prevention in Drug Users- Principles of Strategy. AIDS Prevention and Care Committee and Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS (2001) The importance of injecting drug use as a route of HIV transmission is well- recognised. Explosive increase in HIV infection among drug users has been continuously reported in several regions, including the southern provinces of Mainland China bordering Hong Kong, and other countries of South-East Asia. Due to a number of factors, such as the wide availability of different modalities of out- patient and residential treatment programmes and the easy access to disposable syringes as well as early intervention since the discovery of the first HIV positive case in 1985, Hong Kong is fortunate enough to have enjoyed an exceedingly low HIV rate associated with injecting drug use (IDU) in the past decade and half. However, more recent analysis of epidemeological data collected in 1999 and 2000 have provided a signal of alarm, calling for reexamination of our strategies of prevention and intervention.

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Injecting Drug Users and HIV/AIDS: Information Needs and Research Methods. Jenkins, C (2001)

Injecting Drug Users and HIV/AIDS: Information Needs and Research Methods. Jenkins, C (2001) Injecting drug use is one of the major factors in the increasing spread of HIV today in the Asian region, as well as the Middle East, South America, and in the CIS. There are many gaps in available information needed to guide a comprehensive response to the needs of IDUs, in general, and to the growing HIV epidemic among IDUs in particular.

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Structural Determinants of Youth Drug Use. Spooner C, Hall W and Lynskey M (2001)

Structural Determinants of Youth Drug Use. Spooner C, Hall W and Lynskey M (2001) This report was commissioned by the Aus- tralian National Council on Drugs and summarises the available literature on the structural determinants of youth drug use. The breadth of information that could potentially be incorporated in this report is enormous, including literature from the fields of health (public health, child and adolescent development, mental health), economics, crime prevention, social policy and town planning.

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The Asian Harm Reduction Network: Supporting Responses to HIV and Injecting Drug Use in Asia. UNAIDS (2001)

The Asian Harm Reduction Network: Supporting Responses to HIV and Injecting Drug Use in Asia. UNAIDS (2001) In the past two decades, many countries in the Asian region have witnessed dramatic changes in drug-use patterns, with more individuals switching from smoking to injecting. These changes have resulted in the deterioration of the health status of drug users. Newer and more potent forms of drugs have flooded the Asian markets, and there has been a rapid increase in the numbers of drug users all across Asia. Legal and social impediments to needle and syringe availability have caused users to inject with inappropriate equipment in unhygienic circumstances. We have begun to see ugly wounds and abscesses among the injecting drug users (IDUs) and a rapid increase in the numbers of drug users infected with hepatitis B/C and HIV.

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A Comprehensive Approach: Preventing Blood-Borne Infections among Infection Drug Users. Academy for Educational Development (2000)

A Comprehensive Approach: Preventing Blood-Borne Infections among Infection Drug Users. Academy for Educational Development (2000) Since 1981, 733,374 cases of AIDS have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 1999, 46,400 new cases were reported. It is estimated that 650,000 to 900,000 Americans are now living with HIV, and that approximately 40,000 new infections occur each year.

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Drug Use and HIV Vulnerability Policy Research Study in Asia. UNAIDS and UNODCCP (2000)

Drug Use and HIV Vulnerability Policy Research Study in Asia. UNAIDS and UNODCCP (2000) In many of the study-countries minor modifications to the drug control legisla- tion are necessary in order to implement more effective HIV/AIDS prevention among drug users. High-risk behaviours are commonplace among drug users in all the study- countries and there is an observable trend of multiple drug use. In general, drug policies in the study-countries are not supportive of effective HIV prevention among drug users. With the exception of law enforcement, drug problems are not generally accorded high funding priority.

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Drug Use and HIV/AIDS in Thailand in the Year 2000. Asian Harm Reduction Network, FHI, Impact, et al (2000)

Drug Use and HIV/AIDS in Thailand in the Year 2000. USAID, FHI, Impact, et al (2000) In Thailand, estimates indicate that 984,000 persons have been infected since 1988 with HIV and that approximately 289,000 people have died of AIDS. Over 695,000 persons are now living with HIV. At the end of 1999, national HIV sentinel surveillance showed that prevalence had declined among Army conscripts, female direct/indirect sex workers, and pregnant women, but had increased among injecting drug users, from 39% in 1989 to 54.1% by June 1999.

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Baseline Study of the Relationship between IDU, HIV and Hepatitis C among Male IDUs in Lahore. UNODCCP and UNAIDS (1999)

Baseline Study of the Relationship between IDU, HIV and Hepatitis C among Male IDUs in Lahore. UNODCCP and UNAIDS (1999) A baseline study of injecting drug users (IDUs) in Lahore, undertaken in January and February, 1999, by UNDCP and UNAIDS, revealed an alarmingly high rate of infection by hepatitis C virus (HCV) among the study population. The study results suggest the potential for an even greater public health challenge in the form of an epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) once the virus enters this highly vulnerable population. In addition, there is the possibility of a more generalised HIV epidemic as a result of secondary transmission through sexual activity. The study results will have important implications for the formulation of Pakistan's strategies regarding drug abuse, especially among IDUs, and for the development of appropriate and effective plans for programmes of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

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Nepal HIV Drug Assessment Report. UNAIDS (1999)

Nepal HIV Drug Assessment Report. UNAIDS (1999) Nepal UNAIDS-APICT - Research on the Relationship between Drug Use, Drug Policy & HIV/AIDS Vulnerability

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