WHO, UNODC, UNAIDS technical guide for countries to set targets for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care for injecting drug users (2012 revision)

This document sets out the nine core harm reduction interventions for prevention, treatment, care and support for people who inject drugs.

  1. Needle and syringe programmes
  2. Opioid substitution therapy and other drug dependence treatment
  3. HIV testing and counselling
  4. Antiretroviral therapy
  5. Prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  6. Condom programmes for people who inject drugs and their sexual partners
  7. Targeted information, education and communication
  8. Prevention, vaccination, diagnosis and treatment for viral hepatitis
  9. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis
    • Harm reduction

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This is the ‘Technical guide’ referred to in CND Resolution 56/6 and others. It is an update of the original Guide adopted in 2009.