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Global Commission on Drug Policy. (2012) The war on drugs and HIV/AIDS: how the criminalization of drug use fuels the global pandemic. Geneva: Global Commission on Drug Policy. 24 p.

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The global “war on drugs” is driving the HIV/AIDS pandemic among people who use drugs, although research has shown that repressive law enforcement forces users away from public health services and into hidden environments where HIV risk becomes markedly elevated. An assessments of the impacts concluded that many nations and international organizations tasked with reducing the drug problem have actually contributed to a worsening of community health and safety. The time for leadership is now.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Date:June 2012
Pages:24 p.
Publisher:Global Commission on Drug Policy
Corporate Creators:Global Commission on Drug Policy
Place of Publication:Geneva
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
L Social psychology and related concepts > Legal availability or accessibility
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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