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.
Harm Reduction for People Who Use Drugs
Media type: Document
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Key population: PUD/IDU
Theme(s): Drug use and HIV