The global war on drugs is severely jeopardizing the fight against AIDS. Criminalizing drug use drives the HIV pandemic not just among people who use drugs – but also among their families and communities.
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The U.S. refuses to adopt an evidence-based HIV/AIDS prevention strategy, costing us hundreds of thousands of lives and hundreds of millions of dollars. However, in countries where addiction is treated as a health issue… Read More
Increasing sterile syringe access through syringe exchange programs and non-prescription pharmacy sales is essential to reducing syringe sharing among injection drug users and decreasing rates of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis… Read More
The Global Commission on Drug Policy’s report, “The War on Drugs and HIV/AIDS: How the Criminalization of Drug Use Fuels the Global Pandemic,” condemns the drug war as a failure and recommends immediate, major reforms… Read More
This report highlights the connections between New Jersey's restrictive distribution scheme for sterile syringes and the incidence of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C among injection drug users. The recommendation we offer in… Read More