Harm reduction works: extremely low HIV incidence over almost 20 years among people who inject drugs in Australia

Source: aidsmap

Incidence of new HIV infections among people who inject drugs in Australia is extremely low, results of a retrospective study published in the online edition of AIDS show. Investigators examined incidence among people who inject drugs who had repeat HIV tests between 1995 and 2012. The annual incidence rate remained low throughout the study period at just 0.11 per 100 person-years. The investigators attribute this “remarkable” prevention success to the early introduction of free and legal syringe and needle exchange programmes in Australia.

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Harm reduction approach in Egypt

Harm reduction approach in Egypt: the insight of injecting drug users

Doaa Oraby

Abstract
Background: Egypt has low HIV prevalence (below 0∙02%) among the general population, mostly attributed to the
conservative culture. The 2010 second round biological/behavioral surveillance survey (Bio-BSS) conducted in some
governorates revealed concentrated epidemic among male injecting drug users (IDUs).

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Harm reduction saves lives

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 Evidence trumps ideology over public health benefits of Insite

Opinion:Harm reduction saves lives

BY THOMAS KERR AND JULIO MONTANER, SPECIAL TO THE VANCOUVER SUN

It has been nearly 10 years since Insite, Vancouver’s supervised injection site opened and two years since the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously determined that it should remain open to protect public health.

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نحو 30 مستخدم للمخدرات استفادوا من عمل لجنة مكافحة المخدرات في لبنان

بيسان طي

نحو 30 مستخدم للمخدرات في لبنان استفادوا من عمل لجنة مكافحة المخدرات التي تضمن لهم العلاج كبديل من الملاحقة وفق ما كان قرره قانون المخدرات منذ 1998، وقد تراكم هذا العدد منذ الانطلاقة الفعلية لنشاطها مع بدايات العام الحالي، بعد 15 عاما من الانتظار.

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حقائق عن المخدرات في منطقة شمال إفريقيا والشرق الأوسط

 

مقدمة 

مشكلة المخدرات انه من اخطر المشاكل الصحية والاجتماعية والنفسية التي تواجه العالم أجمع وطبقا لتقديرات المؤسسات الصحية العالمية يوجد حوالي 800 مليون من البشر يتعاطون المخدرات أو يدمنون عليها.

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