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Russia risks HIV epidemic as cases rise - experts

Russia and some former Soviet Union countries risk developing out-of-control HIV epidemics, experts said on Wednesday, after data showed a record number of new cases last year.

Published
28 November 2018
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Reuters
This City’s Overdose Deaths Have Plunged. Can Others Learn From It?

Dayton, Ohio, had one of the highest overdose death rates in the nation in 2017. The city made many changes, and fatal overdoses are down more than 50 percent from last year.

Published
26 November 2018
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New York Times
Naloxone rescue kits empowering peers of drug users to ‘save lives’ in Scotland

Complementing the considerable body of evidence that take-home naloxone can save lives, this study provides the first detailed insights into how people who inject drugs experience administering naloxone to their peers. Though participants were apprehensive at first, after seeing naloxone work they started to view their own role as ‘lifesaver’. This ground-breaking study reveals how naloxone programmes position people who inject drugs as responsible and important community public health resources.

Published
23 November 2018
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Drug & Alcohol Findings
Safer Consumption Spaces: Three Underground Models

In Seattle there are three underground groups that have each set up safe spaces for people to use drugs. They are vastly different from each other and have completely different policies; they therefore illustrate a diverse range of possibilities for what a drug users’ safe space can be.

Published
22 November 2018
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How 'fixing rooms' are saving the lives of drug addicts

Across Europe, facilities that offer medical supervision for addicts are dramatically reducing drug-related deaths

Published
22 November 2018
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The Guardian
Home Office stands firm on Glasgow consumption room

The government has reiterated its opposition to the opening of a drugs consumption room (DCR) in Glasgow, following a letter to home secretary Sajid Javid from the Drugs, Alcohol & Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group.

Published
12 November 2018
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Drink & Drug News
Recent incarceration increases HIV and hepatitis C risk for people who inject drugs

People who inject drugs (PWID) recently released from prison or jail have a substantially increased risk of acquiring infection with HIV or hepatitis C virus (HCV), according

Published
12 November 2018
By
Michael Carter
Safe injecting sites: the right fix?

Safe injecting sites aren’t an exciting panacea to all drug users’ problems. They are in fact a luxury in an age of austerity and all the virtue signalling and group-think in the world won’t change that.

Published
08 November 2018
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Drink & Drug News
How has Glasgow responded to an outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs?

Intensive efforts to reach people who inject drugs who have acquired HIV in a recent transmission outbreak in the city have resulted in high levels of antiretroviral

Published
07 November 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
US: The Harm Reduction Movement: Bigger Than Ever, But Facing Threats

If numbers gauge the health of a movement, this one is flourishing. Two thousand people crammed into a vast hotel ballroom in New Orleans on October 18 for the opening of the National Harm Reduction Conference—a record for the event and also, organizers reckon, for any harm reduction conference in the world.

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23 October 2018
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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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