WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence 28th Report

9.4.4: “WHO should support its Member States in developing treatment services that can reduce the transmission of HIV through needle-sharing or sexual activity among drug users. The Committee realized that cultural sensitivities were involved, but given the appalling nature and scale of potential dangers …. urged that WHO should encourage open debate and fexibility in dealing with these problems. The Committee recommended treatment with oral methadone, where appropriate.”

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