Physicians for Human Rights Harm Reduction Initiative

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Published on February 24, 2009

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PHR Health Action AIDS IDU Harm Reduction Program

What does IDU mean?

What does IDU mean?

HIV Exploding among IDUs

HIV Exploding among IDUs

What is Harm Reduction?

What is Harm Reduction?

Harm Reduction: A Definition Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies that reduce negative consequences of drug use, incorporating a spectrum of strategies from safer use, to managed use to abstinence. Harm reduction strategies meet drug users "where they're at," addressing conditions of use along with the use itself. The Harm Reduction Coalition, New York City

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies that reduce negative consequences of drug use, incorporating a spectrum of strategies from safer use, to managed use to abstinence. Harm reduction strategies meet drug users "where they're at," addressing conditions of use along with the use itself.

The Harm Reduction Coalition, New York City

Harm Reduction Alternatives (Prevention Works!) Don’t use drugs If you use drugs, get into treatment If you can’t use a new set for each shot, don’t share anything If you share, disinfect with bleach and water If you can’t or aren’t ready for treatment, don’t inject If you inject drugs, use a new sterile syringe and needle for each shot

Harm Reduction in Practice: Needle & Syringe Programs

Harm Reduction in Practice: Needle & Syringe Programs

PHR IDU Harm Reduction Program Advocates for the United States Government’s adoption and implementation of HIV prevention, care, and treatment policies that are evidence-based, practical, rights-based, and appropriate for injecting drug users

Advocates for the United States Government’s adoption and implementation of HIV prevention, care, and treatment policies that are evidence-based, practical, rights-based, and appropriate for injecting drug users

Activities: Policy and Legislation Tracking Grassroots Education & Mobilization Policymaker Advocacy & Education Media & Visibility

Policy and Legislation Tracking

Grassroots Education & Mobilization

Policymaker Advocacy & Education

Media & Visibility

FEDERAL SYRINGE EXCHANGE FUNDING BAN

FEDERAL SYRINGE EXCHANGE FUNDING BAN

FEDERAL SYRINGE EXCHANGE FUNDING BAN United States : Since 1988, Congress has banned the use of federal funds for syringe exchange Internationally : This domestic policy is voluntarily applied to foreign assistance Advocacy : Remove barriers to funding syringe exchange

United States : Since 1988, Congress has banned the use of federal funds for syringe exchange

Internationally : This domestic policy is voluntarily applied to foreign assistance

Advocacy : Remove barriers to funding syringe exchange

HR 179 The Community AIDS and Hepatitis Prevention Act

HR 179 The Community AIDS and Hepatitis Prevention Act

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