The latest international news, analysis and features on the HIV epidemic from Avert. Share your views and expertise with your peers in the comments box below the articles.
A ground-breaking review provides stark evidence of the damage criminalisation has on preventing and treating HIV among people who inject drugs.
The UNODC highlights disease burden, increased opioid abuse and a lack of treatment access in their global state of drug use report.
People who inject drugs are increasingly left behind in the HIV response, with limited access to harm reduction services that secure their rights and their health.
Negotiating the political minefield of global drug policy has left civil society and many progressive-thinking countries disappointed by the outcomes of last week’s United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem, and frustrated by the UNGASS process.