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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Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among Women Injecting Drug Users (WIDUs) in Pokhara Valley. National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2017)

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This is the first round of the IBBS survey conducted among Women Injecting Drug Users (WIDUs) in Pokhara Valley. The females of 16 years and above who had been injecting drugs for at least three months preceding the survey were defined as WIDUs and enrolled in the survey. School of Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Research (SPMER) carried out this survey from December 2016 to May 2017. The survey was undertaken primarily to determine the prevalence of HIV, syphilis, Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) infection among WIDUs. Moreover, the survey also find out the baseline data of comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS, sexual risk behavior and injecting behaviors among WIDUs, their exposures to various HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support programs.


Keywords: HIV, women, prevalence, syphilis, HBV, HCV, drug

 

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Multicentre Operational Research on Drug Use and Harm Reduction among People Living with HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA). (2017)

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In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the access to Harm Reduction (HR), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) treatment, care and support services remains limited among People Living with HIV/AIDS-(PLHIV)-People Who Use Drugs (PWUDs)/People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDs). To acquire a comprehensive understanding of the drug use and HR situation among PLHIV-WUDs/WIDs, a Multicentre Operational Research (OR) was conducted by the Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA) with support from the Global Fund.


Keywords: HIV/AIDS, drug, data, sexual behavior, prevention, health care

 

 

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Snapshot 2016: People who Inject Drugs in Asia and the Pacific. UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific and AIDS Data Hub. (2017)

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The report prepared by UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific and AIDS Data Hub provides information on the HIV epidemic and response on people who inject drugs in Asia and the Pacific.

 

 

Keywords: HIV, PWID, hepatitis C, drugs, needle and syringe

 

 

 

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The IDUIT Brief Guide for People who Use Drugs. International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD). (2017)

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People who use drugs are heavily affected by HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and tuberculosis (TB) and are often neglected in countries’ and cities’ responses to the epidemics. There are effective means to prevent and treat HIV, HCV and TB among people who use drugs, but resources (financial, human and material) are often not adequately invested to make them accessible. The reasons for this are multifaceted and include criminalization, stigma, discrimination and denial of basic human rights to people who use drugs. This IDUIT Brief Guide for People who Use Drugs is intended to outline the key concepts of Implementing Comprehensive HIV and HCV Programs with People who Inject Drugs: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions (the IDUIT) related to prevention, treatment and empowerment with regard to HIV and HCV, and point to how activists and professionals from among the community of people who use drugs might promote better policy and practice. 

 

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, human rights, hepatitis, community strengthening

 

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World Drug Report 2017. UNODC. (2017)

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To celebrate 20 years since its inception, the World Drug Report 2017 is presented in a new five-booklet format designed to improve reader friendliness while maintaining the wealth of information contained within.

 

Booklet 1 summarizes the content of the four subsequent substantive booklets and presents policy implications drawn from their findings. Booklet 2 deals with the supply, use and health consequences of drugs. Booklet 3 focuses on the cultivation, production and consumption of the three plant-based drugs (cocaine, opiates and cannabis) and on the impact of new cannabis policies. Booklet 4 provides an extended analysis of the global synthetic drugs market and contains the bulk of the analysis for the triennial global synthetic drugs assessment. Finally, Booklet 5 contains a discussion on the nexus between the drug problem, organized crime, illicit financial flows, corruption and terrorism.


Keywords: HIV, PWID, PLHIV, hepatitis C, drug, prevalence, prison


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Booklet 1    Executive summary - conclusions and policy implications

 

Booklet 2    Global overview of drug demand and supply

 

Booklet 3    Market analysis of plant-based drugs - Opiates, cocaine, cannabis

 

Booklet 4    Market analysis of synthetic drugs

 

Booklet 5   The drug problem and organized crime, illicit financial flows, corruption and terrorism

 

World Drug Report 2017 - Factsheet

 

World Drug Report 2017 - Presentation

2015 Size Estimation of Key Affected Populations in the Philippines. Epidemiology Bureau, Department of Health, Philippines. (2016)

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This 2015, the Epidemiology Bureau of the Department of Health (DOH-EB), together with various partners conducted several activities with the goal of updating the size estimates of KAP in the country, specifically among Males who have Sex with Males (MSM), Female Sex Workers (FSW) and Injecting Drug Users (IDU).
With these updated information, the DOH-EB aims to guide the national, regional, and local HIV program to set appropriate targets for the provision and monitoring of services specific for these key affected populations in different parts of the country.

 

Keywords: HIV, IHBSS sites, national level, mapping, city

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A Public Health Approach to Drug Use in Asia. Godwin J. (2016)

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In this report, the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) offers recommendations based on evidence and examples of good practice to inform a shift in policy responses to drug use in Asia away from criminalisation and punishment, and towards public health and harm reduction. It describes effective approaches to the decriminalisation of drug use. It also discusses approaches implemented in Asia that have proven ineffective, such as the detention of people who use drugs in compulsory centres as a form of ‘rehabilitation’.


Keywords: drug, decriminalisation, healthcare, criminal justice system, harm reduction

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Do No Harm - Health, Human Rights and People who Use Drugs. UNAIDS. (2016)

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Evidence supports the need for a shift in the global approach to drug use. In this report, Do no harm: health, human rights and people who use drugs, UNAIDS shows what works to reduce the impact of HIV and other harms related to drug use. Countries that have moved away from laws and policies that are harmful to people who use drugs and that have increased investment in harm reduction have reduced new HIV infections and improved health outcomes. These policies also deliver broader social benefits, such as lower levels of drug-related crime and reduced pressure on health-care and criminal justice systems.


Keywords: HIV, PWID, harm reduction, health care, stigma, discrimination, prisons

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