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Philippines secret death squads: officer claims police teams behind wave of killings

Thousands of drug users and drug dealers have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte became president and, according to one officer, secret police teams are partly responsible

04 October 2016
The Guardian
Philippines' war on drugs affecting fight against HIV

President Duterte has said that his government may need to extend its bloody anti-drug campaign for six more months. But the crackdown could be harming HIV interventions for injecting drug users.

20 September 2016
Deutsche Welle
South Africa: Two Women Charged With Stealing ARVs From Mpumalanga Clinic

Two women, suspected of being part of a syndicate that has been robbing clinics in Mpumalanga of much needed antiretrovirals (ARVs), are expected to appear in the Kanyamazane Magistrate's Court on October 5.

12 September 2016
Russia faces HIV epidemic with 1 million positive cases; Kremlin blames moral lapses

Russia has reached a shocking milestone, with over 1 million people officially registered with HIV. The Kremlin's ultra-conservative approach to the crisis, however, is drawing sharp criticism from people at the forefront of the battle to contain the disease, who say it is fuelling the epidemic.

07 September 2016
ABC Online
The Injustice Of Lifetime Food Stamp Bans

Five states still impose a lifetime ban on food stamps for people who have been convicted of a felony drug crime. Not only do these bans threaten individual and public health, but they incubate the very types of criminal behavior that law enforcement claims they want to eliminate.

30 August 2016
Huffington Post
Neglect of infectious diseases in prisons highlighted at AIDS 2016

“Prisoners are among the most neglected of the key populations; they bear higher burdens of HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis than in the communities from which they

25 August 2016
Theo Smart
Mass incarceration of drug users in South Africa 'driving global epidemics'

Mass incarceration of drug users has driven up global epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis, a new study claims. Up to 90 per cent of people who inject drugs will be jailed at some point in their lives. It means prisons act as incubators of diseases contracted from needles.

15 July 2016
Daily Mail
The safe room

In some European cities, drug dealers and addicts are watched over by the police at legal consumption rooms. Could Australia's ice epidemic be contained if we did the same?

04 July 2016
Sydney Morning Herald
Leading public health bodies call for decriminalisation of drugs

Report from Royal Society for Public Health and Faculty of Public Health says misuse of drugs should be a health issue, not a criminal one.

16 June 2016
The Guardian
A broad consensus on drug policy? It's time for change

For over half a century there has been a global consensus that drugs should be eliminated through punishment and repression. But this "consensus" has been ripped apart at the seams. Progressively more countries realise repression and punishment have failed. It's time for change.

08 June 2016
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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