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Harm Reduction for People Who Use Drugs
Harm Reduction for People Who Use Drugs

Preventing HIV and other harms among people who inject drugs – and providing them with effective, appropriate, and voluntary treatment where needed or wanted – are essential components of national HIV responses, yet often present major challenges. People who inject drugs in low- and middle-income countries have limited and inequitable access to HIV prevention and treatment services. In prisons and pre-trial detention settings, access to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care is even more limited despite evidence that drug use and sexual activity are prevalent in these settings.

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Language: English
Key population: PUD/IDU
Theme(s): Drug use and HIV

Strengthening community capacity through the provision of peer-led technical support.