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Methadone 'works and saves lives'

The long-term survival of drug users is improved by use of the controversial heroin substitute methadone, academics claim.

Published
08 July 2010
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BBC Health
Vienna declaration calls for science-based drug policies

Three leading scientific and health policy organizations this week launched a global drive for signatories to the Vienna Declaration, a statement seeking to improve community

Published
30 June 2010
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Press Release
Harm reduction and human rights

Harm reduction for injecting drug users, including clean needles and syringes and opiate substitution therapy, is extremely limited in some regions of the world. Harm reduction

Published
28 May 2010
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Counselling as well as drug treatment needed to reduce risky behaviour in opioid-using youth

Extended treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone helps reduce levels of injecting drug use and sexual activity in opioid-using youth, according to US research published in the online

Published
30 April 2010
By
Michael Carter
Hepatitis C virus can survive in syringes for up to 63 days

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) might still be transmissible via syringes long after their first use, according to a US study presented at the 17th Conference

Published
20 February 2010
By
Liz Highleyman
Retention in opioid replacement programmes improves chances of HIV treatment working for drug users

HIV-positive injecting drug users who are retained in opioid substitution therapy programmes have an increased chance of maintaining an undetectable viral load when taking HIV

Published
29 October 2009
By
Michael Carter
Safer crack-smoking resources as a viable addition to comprehensive harm reduction programs for reducing HIV and HCV transmission

Harm reduction programs that consist of clean needle exchange, bleach kits and safe injection instructions for people who inject drugs (IDUs) are recognised as vital

Published
04 September 2006
By
Michael Marco
Russia will not give methadone to drug users, says health chief

Russia’s chief public health official has told Russian reporters that methadone substitution therapy will not made available in the near future, despite growing pressure from

Published
23 May 2006
By
Keith Alcorn
Block on methadone for drug users in Eastern Europe biggest barrier to treatment

Lack of access to substitution therapy now forms the biggest barrier preventing access to antiretroviral therapy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the first Eastern

Published
22 May 2006
By
Keith Alcorn
Does buprenorphine have a role in preventing HIV transmission and treating HIV-infected IDUs? (corrected)

A review article published in the 15th September edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases has outlined the benefits of buprenorphine (Subutex) in the treatment of intravenous

Published
02 September 2005
By
Christopher Gadd

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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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