Decriminalizing drug use will curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, say health policy groups

Vogel, Lauren
September 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/7/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 12, pE583
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the efficacy of the global campaign against illegal drug use. Dr. Evan Wood states that the new approach on drug policy was ineffective due to the neglect of evidence-based interventions. Meanwhile, two Vancouver-based groups and the International AIDS Society have launched a global drive for signatories to the Vienna Declaration that shows a decline in illegal drug prices and an increase in the number of countries using those drugs such as Eastern Europe and Central Asia.


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