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Hepatitis C treatment for injecting drug users

Perspectives on drugs: Hepatitis C Treatment for Injecting Drug Users

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Transmitted through the sharing of needles, syringes and other injecting equipment, hepatitis C is the most common infectious disease among injecting drug users in Europe today.In this analysis, the EMCDDA looks at some of the positive advances in treating the disease, including a new generation...

Tags: Health care professionals, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Care and support, Harm reduction, Prevention, Treatment, Viral hepatitis
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Preventing overdose deaths in Europe

Perspectives on drugs: Preventing overdose deaths in Europe

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

It is estimated that over 70 000 lives were lost to drug overdoses in Europe in the first decade of the 21st Century. Reducing drug-related deaths, therefore, remains a major challenge for public health policy. This analysis describes some of the factors that increase the risk of fatal and non-...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Care and support, Harm reduction, Prevention
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Do no harm - Health, human rights and people who use drugs

Do no harm - Health, human rights and people who use drugs

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UNAIDS

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...

Tags: NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers, Global, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Laws and regulations, Quality development and assurance, Stigma and discrimination
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The Case for a Harm Reduction Decade: Progress, potential and paradigm shifts

The Case for a Harm Reduction Decade: Progress, potential and paradigm shifts

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Catherine Cook, Maria Phelan, Gen Sander, Katie Stone, Fionnuala Murphy

Published biennially since 2008, the Global State of Harm Reduction is the leading independent resource monitoring the international harm reduction response.

The April 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem coincides with the tenth anniversary of the start of...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), Global, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Human rights, Treatment
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Road to Success: Towards Sustainable Harm Reduction Financing

Road to Success: Towards Sustainable Harm Reduction Financing

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Olga Fomina

This report analyses the current state of harm reduction investment and services for people who inject drugs in East Europe and Central Asia (EECA): Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, and Tajikistan. Monitoring of harm reduction services and investments in harm reduction programs...

Tags: NGOs, Policy makers, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Harm reduction, Monitoring and Evaluation
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HIV, HCV, TB AND HARM REDUCTION IN PRISONS

REPORT: HIV, HCV, TB AND HARM REDUCTION IN PRISONS

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Gen Sander

This report is part of the European Union co-funded project “Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening Infectious Disease Monitoring”, led by Harm Reduction International. The project aims to reduce ill treatment of people in detention and improve prison conditions through more comprehensive...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, People who are/were in prisons, Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Harm reduction, Human rights, Laws and regulations, Monitoring and Evaluation, Treatment, Tubercolosis
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TUBIDU Cross-Sectional Study

TUBIDU Report: Assessment on HIV and TB knowledge and the barriers related to access to care among vulnerable groups

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Anda Karnite, Anneli Uusküla, Atanas Luizov, Atanas Rusev, Ave Talu, Elina Upite, Fidelie Kalambayi, Katri Abel-Ollo, Kristi Rüütel, Laura Narkauskaite, Loreta Stoniene

The current report provides an overview of the cross-sectional study among IDUs conducted in Bulgaria, Romania and the Baltic countries. The study focused on identifying knowledge about TB and HIV as well as barriers to access to TB- and HIV-related health care services. The aim was to provide...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Policy, Research, Tubercolosis
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Evaluation of the implementation of the Commission Communication: Combating HIV/AIDS in the European Union and the neighbouring countries, 2009–2013

Evaluation of the implementation of the Commission Communication: Combating HIV/AIDS in the European Union and the neighbouring countries, 2009–2013

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J. Hofman, J. Exley, T. Bienkowska-Gibbs, S. Castle-Clarke, M. Morgan Jones, V. Van Dyck, S. Gonzalo, J. Corbett, F. Lejeune, E. Nolte

HIV/AIDS and associated infections remain a significant public health issue in Europe. The most recent policy instruments at the European Union level to address HIV/AIDS in Europe are the European Commission Communication "Combating HIV/AIDS in the European Union and the neighbouring countries,...

Tags: Health care professionals, Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Advocacy, Epidemiology
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Determinants of HIV, viral hepatitis and STI prevention needs among African migrants in Germany; a cross-sectional survey on knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and practices

Determinants of HIV, viral hepatitis and STI prevention needs among African migrants in Germany; a cross-sectional survey on knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and practices

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Claudia Santos-Hövener, Ulrich Marcus, Carmen Koschollek, Hapsatou Oudini, Mara Wiebe, Omer Idrissa Ouedraogo, Adama Thorlie, Viviane Bremer, Osamah Hamouda, Marie-Luise Dierks, Matthias an der Heiden and Gérard Krause

Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa (MisSA) are a relevant sub-group for HIV-transmission in Germany. A total of 10-15 % of all newly diagnosed cases are MisSA, and approximately one third acquired HIV in Germany. There is limited information on knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and practices (KABP)...

Tags: (Undocumented) Migrants, Ethnic minorities, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Central Europe, Care and support, Research
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Recency and frequency of HIV testing among men who have sex with men in Germany and socio-demographic factors associated with testing behaviour

Recency and frequency of HIV testing among men who have sex with men in Germany and socio-demographic factors associated with testing behaviour

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Ulrich Marcus, Martyna Gassowski, Martin Kruspe and Jochen Drewes

Testing for presence of HIV infection is a pre-requisite to qualify for antiretroviral treatment. A considerable proportion of German men who have sex with men (MSM) infected with HIV have a CD4 cell count below 350 cells/μl at time of diagnosis and are thus defined as “late presenters”.

Tags: Gay men and other MSM, Central Europe, Testing and counselling
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