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New York friends, Harm Reduction Coalition is co-sponsoring a forum on LGBTQ health equality. Register here

New York friends, Harm Reduction Coalition is co-sponsoring a forum on LGBTQ health equality. Register here

Aug
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28th
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In a fairytale setting, this short video from the Global Commission on Drugs explains the disastrous war on drugs by telling the story of a dragon banished from an ancient kingdom, and how people that spent time with the dragon were thrown in jail.

Aug
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The War on Drugs: Explained.

There are alternatives. 

Aug
20th
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Great infographic from amfAR The Foundation for AIDS Research, with information provided by the North American Syringe Exchange Network(NASEN) and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. The map lists programs that confirmed their willingness to have their information made public.
More information on ending the federal ban on syringe exchange can be found here: http://www.amfar.org/endtheban/

Great infographic from amfAR The Foundation for AIDS Research, with information provided by the North American Syringe Exchange Network(NASEN) and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. The map lists programs that confirmed their willingness to have their information made public.

More information on ending the federal ban on syringe exchange can be found here: http://www.amfar.org/endtheban/

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"You have a permit?"

"You have a permit?"

(Source: soultypecast, via political-cartoons)

Aug
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Today = LAST DAY for discounted ‘early bird’ registrations for 10th National Harm Reduction Conference

Today = LAST DAY for discounted ‘early bird’ registrations for 10th National Harm Reduction Conference

Aug
13th
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Important new policy brief from UNODC, UN Women, World Health Organization and INPUD:
Women who inject drugs often have limited or no access to harm reduction or general health services. This situation is especially acute in many countries with concentrated HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs. Harm reduction coverage in most low and middle-income countries remains insufficient to reduce the prevalence of HIV and viral hepatitis epidemics among all people who inject drugs. But access is even worse for women.

Important new policy brief from UNODC, UN Women, World Health Organization and INPUD:

Women who inject drugs often have limited or no access to harm reduction or general health services. This situation is especially acute in many countries with concentrated HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs. Harm reduction coverage in most low and middle-income countries remains insufficient to reduce the prevalence of HIV and viral hepatitis epidemics among all people who inject drugs. But access is even worse for women.

Aug
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There is a 16,800% mark-up from farm to consumer for heroin. Compare that to 413% for coffee.http://idpc.net/l/pF734

There is a 16,800% mark-up from farm to consumer for heroin. Compare that to 413% for coffee.

http://idpc.net/l/pF734

Aug
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28th
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NOTHING ABOUT US, WITHOUT US!

Watch activists and community leaders discuss harm reduction and the upcoming 10th National Harm Reduction Conference.

Jul
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23rd
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HOW POLICE CAN ARREST THE SPREAD OF HIV

Across the globe, HIV rates are climbing among sex workers and people who use drugs. One of the main reasons is that they are criminalized. Too often sex workers and drug users are forced to choose between protecting their health and staying safe from police harassment or arrest.

But a novel approach to law enforcement is changing this, and may prove as critical to HIV prevention as a condom or clean needle. Through partnerships with HIV experts and community groups, police from Kenya to Kyrgyzstan are realizing their role in the fight against HIV.

Above, Daniel Wolfe, director of the Open Society International Harm Reduction Development Program, talks about how police are working to implement harm reduction approaches to HIV prevention with these vulnerable populations.