TITLE

HIV, harm reduction and human rights

PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/1/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 5, p605
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Emphasizes the role of illicit injection drug use in the global spread of the AIDS epidemic. Countries where contaminated needle sharing is the major cause of HIV infections; Poor access to antiretroviral therapies among injection drug users; Suggestion from Richard Elliott and colleagues for the addition of opioid substances to the World Health Organization's Model List of Essential Medicines.
ACCESSION #
16191305

 

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