Science Addressing Drugs and HIV: State of the Art of Harm Reduction

  • Author: Editors: Monica Beg, Steffanie A. Strathdee, Michel Kazatchkine


The selection of materials was published in a special issue of International Journal on Drug Policy in early 2015. It is based on a high-level scientific event on drug policies for policy makers organised by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. The following topics are addressed in the articles: - The cost effectiveness of harm reduction; - HIV, drugs and the legal environment; - Women and drugs; - Harm reduction in prisons; - Compulsory detention as drug treatment and the impact on HIV outcomes; and - Prevention, treatment and care of hepatitis C among people who inject drugs

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