Drug Consumption Patterns, Sexual Behavior and HIV Risk Among Low-Income Drug Users in Guatemala City
Known as the “African CROI” the INTEREST Conference brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in Africa to share pivotal findings, promote collaboration, and transfer experiences across several fields and many continents.
Globally, people who inject drugs are highly vulnerable to HIV transmission. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) programs are one of the most cost-effective mechanisms to substitute opioid use and improve the quality of life of patients.
The HepHIV2019 conference, which is organised jointly with the 3-year EU funded joint action INTEGRATE, will take place 28-30 January 2019 in Bucharest, Romania.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) transmissions among people who inject drugs (PWID) continue to pose a challenging global health problem. Here, we aimed to analyse a universally applicable inactivation procedure, namely microwave irradiation, as a safe and effective method to reduce the risk of viral transmission.
As countries embark on public health-oriented drug law reform, health impact evaluations are needed. In 2012, Mexico mandated the narcomenudeo reform, which depenalised the possession of small amounts of drugs and instituted drug treatment instead of incarceration.
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The 2018 European African HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis C Community Summit will take place in Amsterdam from 21-22nd July 2018.
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Introduction: People who consume heroin and cocaine have increased sexual activity, risk behaviours associated with injection and inconsistent condom use, which would increase the risk of sexually transmitted infections and the presence of HIV.