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  1. HIV prevention among vulnerable populations: the Pathfinder International approach

    This publication provides a background in the risks faced by populations especially vulnerable to HIV and AIDS. The document outlines strategies effective in prevention of HIV and AIDS among sex workers, men who have sex with other men, and injecting drug users. Programs described include peer education, comprehensive health services and quality of treatment, provider referral networks, and in-service training and sensitization.

  2. Understanding the focus on young people from key affected populations in concentrated and low prevalence HIV epidemics

    This course has been developed to provide guidance around youth-specific HIV programming and support staff working across the Asia Pacific region to meet the specific needs and rights of young people from key affected populations. …

  3. Deadly Denial: Barriers to HIV/AIDS treatment for people who use drugs in Thailand

    This 57-page report found that routine police harassment and arrest - as well as the lasting effects of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's 2003 drug war - keeps drug users from receiving lifesaving HIV information and services that Thailand has pledged to provide. The report also documents how drug users face discrimination from health care workers, who continue to deny antiretroviral treatment to people who need it based on their status as drug users.

  4. Manual for reducing drug-related harm in Asia

    A valuable resource for advocators and implementors of programmes that stop HIV and other harms among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Asia. The background to these programmes is presented in three chapters explaining drug use and HIV vulnerability; the rationale for harm reduction; and the integration of three approaches to the control of drug use. The next nine chapters establish guidelines for designing, implementing and monitoring programmes targeted at IDUs. …

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