HIV Prevention Among Young Injecting Drug Users

HIV Prevention Among Young Injecting Drug Users

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Current estimates indicate there are more than three million injecting drug users worldwide who are HIV-positive, with prevalence rates particularly high amongst young people who often lack access to basic prevention services. This publication is based on the findings of a meeting, organised by the Global Youth Network project, held in Brazil in September 2001, which included representatives from organisations working with injecting drug users in eight countries. It contains best practice guidelines for building programmes designed to reach out to young drug users with information, services and structures appropriate to their needs.... rapid assessment of the situation, particularly with regard to injecting drug users, please see, a technical guide for Rapid Assessment and Response to HIV/AIDS. Staff Who are the appropriateanbsp;...

Title:HIV Prevention Among Young Injecting Drug Users
Author:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Publisher:United Nations Publications - 2004


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