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Harm Reduction and HIV

The AIDSCAREWATCH Monitor focusses on injecting drug use that is driving HIV epidemics in many countries around the world. There is evidence that such epidemics can be averted, halted and reversed if comprehensive HIV programmes targeting drug users are put into place.

The term ‘harm reduction’ is used widely to describe the goals, policies and interventions of such programmes.(2007)

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