Resolution EUR/RC52/R9. Scaling up the response to HIV/AIDS in the WHO European Region

1. URGES member states: (…)

(e) to promote, enable and strengthen widespread introduction and expansion of evidence-based targeted interventions for vulnerable/high-risk groups, such as prevention, treatment and harm reduction programmes (e.g. expanded needle and syringe programmes, bleach and condom distribution, voluntary HIV counselling and testing, substitution drug therapy, STI diagnosis and treatment) in all affected communities, including prisons, in line with national policies

  • Harm reduction

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In this resolution, WHO EURO endorses harm reduction in the context of HIV and drug use and dependence (alongside treatment and prevention).