Navigation Links
New global report launched by the International AIDS Society recommends a new paradigm for treating injecting drug users: 'Seek, test, treat and retain'
Date:7/22/2010

fficking have been counterproductive and resulted in increased incarceration rates of people who use drugs and social exclusion and led to numerous deaths from overdoses and HIV and TB infections."

The report argues that it is now recognized that a punitive approach leads to the creation of incubators for HIV, HCV and TB in prisons.

"We've been witness this week in Vienna to what is an all too familiar story: the unacceptable criminalisation and stigmatisation of a group of people, in this case, people who inject drugs," said Montaner. "As a result of repressive drug policies and frankly, appalling public health policy in many parts of Eastern Europe, people who inject drugs are now shouldering the burden of an HIV epidemic that shows all the signs of moving into the wider community.

"On the other hand we've also heard success stories in the region that give hope to scientists, researchers and policy makers who are committed to addressing HIV and injecting drug use based on sound scientific empiric evidence along the lines suggested in the report we have released today," concluded Montaner.

The report's recommendations include:

  • Interventions for scaling up in regions/countries with high or increasing prevalence;
  • Match scale-up strategies to epidemiologic need;
  • Assess the impact of current interventions;
  • Promote effective treatment that combines counselling, pharmacotherapy, and wraparound services e.g. mobile units;
  • Integrate HIV prevention measures into all substance abuse treatment, including information on access to condoms, needle exchange, etc.;
  • Treat comorbid infections and conditions such as Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis;
  • That every client in substance abuse treatment has access to primary care;
  • Train general health care providers in substance abuse recognition and SBIRT;
  • Test models for scale-up;
  • Undertake the cost-effectiveness analysis of scale-up in vari
    '/>"/>

Contact: Michael Kessler
mkessler@ya.com
43-699-172-85633
International AIDS Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Global HIV/AIDS survey by IAPAC reveals critical gap in patient-physician conversations
2. AIDS 2010 delegates and speakers unite in support of full funding for the Global Fund, the next milestone in drive for universal access
3. Scientists urge global investment and action plan to avert impending aging crisis
4. 3 former Latin American presidents sign Vienna Declaration, join global call to action for science-based drug policy reform
5. Society of Interventional Radiology advances global definition of specialty, benefits patients
6. Test your Localization Abilities on globalvis.com
7. The Framingham Heart Study -- global impact, ongoing influence
8. More Big Names Line Up To Support Global Hearing Loss Awareness Initiative
9. New UN Entity Strengthens Global Efforts for Women & Girls
10. Threats of Global Warming Spark Environmentalists to Create Global Warming Survival Center
11. Knowledge workers divulge trade secrets at Global Intelligence Forum
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Victory Healthcare, a ... 2014 third quarter infection rates and patient satisfaction ... rates of only two percent or less, and ... exceeding 98 percent. , “We are delighted with ... rising satisfaction scores,” said Robert Helms, chairman and ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... who used stem cells to create miniature human stomachs ... new way to learn more about the development and ... pluripotent stem cells -- which can become any type ... functional miniature stomachs, to study infection by H. ... stomach cancer. The miniature stomachs offer many research ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. ... campus, even though tanning increases the risk for ... among young adults, particularly white women, so colleges ... health, the researchers said. "Public health efforts ... population awareness of the harms that indoor tanning ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... -- A new vaccine that could help prevent some ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. ... of 10 and 25 from invasive meningococcal disease caused ... The bacteria can infect the bloodstream (sepsis) and the ... is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis, and infection ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... development of minimally and even non-invasive technologies is increasing ... instance, to carry out a range of operative procedures ... leaving only tiny scars as a result. Similar opportunities ... agents to patients – instead of using injections or ... possible to supply them via a plaster which continuously, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Victory Healthcare Releases Q3 Satisfaction, Infection Rates 2Health News:Victory Healthcare Releases Q3 Satisfaction, Infection Rates 3Health News:Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus: Study 2Health News:FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis 2Health News:Gentle caffeine boost for premature babies 2
... . , The PhD, defended by Ana ... Country, proposes a series of recommendations that contribute to ... treat terminal cancer patients. , Autonomy is the capacity ... knowledge about the causes of the illness, sufficient information ...
... Shared Health, Inc.,provider of secure health information ... Tennessee to provide its electronic health record,solutions ... health information,network called the Tennessee Information Network ... partnership with the State of Tennessee began ...
... The Providence Service,Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC ) today announced ... fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2007,on Wednesday, ... will hold a conference call at 11:00 a.m. EDT ... March 13, 2008 to discuss its,financial results and corporate ...
... Bowl champ O.J. Brigance,who recently confirmed a diagnosis ... The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at ... the Center to fund,research to find a cure ... (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080303/NEM042 ), The ...
... Faculty of 1000 Medicine, researchers look at the way ... used by physicians in Quebec. , The authors ... that general practitioners diagnosed 79% of the 10,001 rheumatoid ... a rheumatologist. Half of these patients were seen in ...
... study has found that elevated liver enzymes discovered ... future mortality. The findings are in the March ... Wiley & Sons on behalf of the American ... The article is also available online at Wiley ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Factors that enhance autonomy of cancer patients 2Health News:Factors that enhance autonomy of cancer patients 3Health News:Shared Health Partners With State of Tennessee to Provide Electronic Health Information for Statewide Health Information Network 2Health News:Providence Service Corporation to Report Fourth Quarter 2007 Results on Wednesday, March 12th After the Market Closes 2Health News:Providence Service Corporation to Report Fourth Quarter 2007 Results on Wednesday, March 12th After the Market Closes 3Health News:O.J. Brigance Named Honorary Chair of May 3 Race to Cure ALS, Confirms His Diagnosis by The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins 2Health News:Elevated liver enzymes associated with higher future mortality 2
(Date:10/30/2014)... LOS ANGELES , Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... pharmaceutical company devoted to bringing new products to ... 2015. ViaDerma has developed an innovative, ... for rapid mass transfer of pharmaceutical active ingredients ... to provide immediate localized therapy. The transdermal delivery ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Oct. 30, 2014 Today Eli Lilly and ... its long-standing technology transfer program to increase the global ... 2003, the effort included Lilly donating manufacturing technology and ... China , India , ... Africa – all MDR-TB ,hot spots., It ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... , Oct. 27, 2014  Demonstrations by ... devices are being featured this week in ... Scientific Assembly where more than 7,000 emergency physicians ... and participating in educational courses. These ... drop of true-to-life emergency department environments, including three ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ViaDerma, Inc. Announces Plans to Pursue Out-Licensing Partnerships in 2015 2ViaDerma, Inc. Announces Plans to Pursue Out-Licensing Partnerships in 2015 3Lilly Shares Insights from Decade-Long Technology Transfer Experience 2Lilly Shares Insights from Decade-Long Technology Transfer Experience 3Lilly Shares Insights from Decade-Long Technology Transfer Experience 4Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14 2Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14 3Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14 4Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14 5Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14 6Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14 7Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14 8Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14 9Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14 10Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14 11Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14 12Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14 13Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14 14Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP14 15
Pipetman P is a fully adjustable, air-displacement pipette with the selected volume shown on a digital indicator (volumeter). Eight models cover the full range of volumes from 0.2 L to 10 mL....
... Since 1991 Intersurgical Incorporated ... filters, heat and moisture ... therapy products, hand-held nebulizers ... of accessories and connectors ...
Research Series 2100 Adjustable-volume Pipette, 2.0-20 l, single-channel with adjustable-volume setting...
The Leader in ICU Humidification., ,Available Configurations: , Gas Sampling Port, Straight Flex Tube, Poppel Flex Tube, Luer Port for Pressure, Monitoring/Secretion Removal, Special Use Devices, M...
Medicine Products: