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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Myanmar Opium HIV. Soeparna S.

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Infographic on Myanmar Opium HIV by Safir Soeparna, WE CAN BEAT HIV

 

Keywords: HIV, AIDS, IDU, needles, injection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Treatment Access for Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) Living with HIV in Asia. APN+ (no date)

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Factors such as stigma and discrimination, poverty, criminalization of drug use, sex work and homosexuality, limited antiretroviral therapy (ART) service facilities and lack of trained healthcare professionals on HIV treatment have all been cited as barriers to HIV treatment access for people living with HIV (PLHIV).

 

 

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