People who Use Drugs: Stop TB Key Populations Brief. Stop TB Partnership. (2016)


Globally, people who use drugs (PWUD) remain stigmatized and criminalized, which contributes to devastating health disparities, including extremely high rates of TB often combined with HIV and viral hepatitis. The range of these health issues and the prevailing lack of integrated health services capable of delivering TB, HIV, and harm reduction services in one place largely contribute to the scope of the TB crisis in communities of PWUD.

Keywords: TB, PWUD, HIV, advocacy, community, laws, policy, criminalization, treatment, stigma

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