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News from the Fourth Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH

The Fourth Joint Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) with the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) was held on 17-20 April 2018 in Edinburgh, UK. *********************…

Treating hepatitis C and HIV coinfections in injecting drug users

In 2016, an estimated 2.3 million people living with HIV were coinfected with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Of the coinfected population, more than half were intravenous drug users (IVDUs).…

Toward an effective strategy to combat HIV, hepatitis C and the opioid epidemic: Recommendations for policy makers

A dramatic increase in opioid use has led to drug-related overdose deaths surpassing motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of mortality among adults under 50 in the U.S. In…

Ending hepatitis C means including people who inject drugs

With affordable, highly-effective hepatitis C (HCV) direct acting antiretroviral medications now available, innovative programs in San Francisco are reaching people who inject drugs with hepatitis C cure support and treatment.…

Non-consensual sex is a recurrent problem in the chemsex environment

The second European Chemsex Forum, recently held in Berlin, highlighted a number of difficulties and harms experienced by chemsex users, including non-consensual sex. “We have heard many stories of men…

Needle and syringe programs in Australia: peer-led best practice

The Needle and Syringe Programs in Australia: Peer-led Best Practice report outlines recommendations for peer-led best practice for needle and syringe program (NSP) service delivery in Australia.  Based on consultations…

FDA requests comment on international classification of marijuana, to be reviewed by WHO

Forbes: Feds want input on marijuana reclassification “…he United Nations World Health Organization is set to launch a review of the current international classification of marijuana, THC, cannabidiol, and other…

Stakeholders survey: ECDC/EMCDDA guidance on prevention and control of infectious diseases among PWID

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) are inviting all stakeholders to complete an online survey on…

Report: Chemsex and drug use among MSM in Kyiv

ALLIANCE.GLOBAL released the English version of the analytical report based on the results of the study "Chemsex and drug use among MSM in Kyiv: new challenges". The report can be…

Online survey: Civil society perspectives on the EU Action Plan on Drugs

The Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSFD) has prepared an online questionnaire to assess civil society perspectives on the implementation of the EU Action Plan on Drugs (2017-2020). Civil society members who…

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