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According to a recent report, 12 million people inject drugs globally, but they are often simply judged, looked down on, condemned or ignored. This has serious health and social consequences for them, their families and their communities – not least in terms of their risk of acquiring or passing on HIV and hepatitis C.
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.