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28.07.2010

The Vienna Declaration - criminalisation of drug users leads to the spread of HIV/AIDS

Publisher: Ing. Mgr. Bc. Vendula Běláčková Ph.D. | Last update: 28.07.2010

The 18th International Conference on HIV/AIDS was held in Vienna on 18th-23rd July. The conference participants signed a declaration that claims that the criminalisation of drug use leads to the spread of HIV/AIDS and asks for a full reorientation of drug policy.

The Vienna Declaration has been signed by 14,000 individuals and organisations so far; signatures can be added online.

SOURCES: AIDS 2010, Transform, The Globe and Mail.


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