Thursday, 9 June
A Fast-Track approach to the HIV response among people who use drugs: Leadership to End AIDS
08:00 – 09:30
Venue: UN Conference Room 6
People who inject drugs and transgender people represent the key populations most at risk to HIV and hepatitis infection. The HIV prevalence among this group is 24 times higher than among the general population, and in 2014 only 14% that are living with HIV were on antiretroviral therapy. About 1.7 million of the 12 million injecting drug users globally, are estimated to be living with HIV. The global burden is unequally shared between countries with and without sufficient coverage of harm reduction services. In the drug injection high burden countries, like Russia, and the United States, where access to harm reduction services is legally banned or limited HIV prevalence rates are respectively of 37% and 16%.
Focal point: Khalid Tinasti, firstname.lastname@example.org