HIV shoots up

Strict laws on the criminalisation of drug use and drug users are fuelling the spread of HIV and other serious harms associated with the criminal market and should be reviewed, say experts in this series of articles, published to coincide with the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna, which runs from 18 to 23 July 2010. In this video accompanying the articles, epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani and other leading commentators describe which countries are leading the way in tackling HIV infection among injecting drug users.

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With photographs on AIDS in Russia from The Fire Within by John Ranard (1952-2008).

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