Harm Reduction - Good Practice in Asia. The Integration of Harm Reduction into Abstinence-based Therapeutic Communities
A Case Study of We Help Ourselves, Australia
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
ISBN-13    9789290612209 ISBN-10    9290612207
Order Number    15200089   
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2006        31   pages
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The spread of HIV among drug users through the use of contaminated needles and syringes has been responsible for most HIV infections in many Asian countries. It is the major contributor to new cases and threatens the significant gains made in HIV prevention in other. This particular case study looks at how one therapeutic community has come to terms with HIV and its implications for drug-dependent people working towards a drug-free lifestyle. In doing so, the case study addresses the accusation that there is a dichotomy between abstinence and harm reduction.