Posts tagged: harm reduction

Policing, harm reduction and AIDS: their connection


Harm reduction in the context of injecting drug use and HIV has been slowly evolving across countries in Southeast Asia but hasn’t been able to reach coverage rates considered necessary to halt and reverse the spread of HIV epidemic. Little is known about the impact of harm reduction programs and policies on the police approaches to drug use and drug users – knowledge essential for successful advocacy and program design.

Are the programs and approaches aimed at fostering an environment supportive of harm reduction for all people who used drugs, effective at influencing law enforcement policy and practice or not? 

A thematic series entitled ‘Law Enforcement and Harm Reduction in SE Asia’ looks into these issues. It …

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