AIDS 2010: Integration of OST, TB, ARVs, Treatment and Scale-up for IDUs

AIDS 2010: Integration of OST, TB, ARVs, Treatment and Scale-up for IDUs

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The quality of the available public services which provide medical and social support are far from meeting the needs of injecting drug users (IDUs) and people living with HIV (PLHIV). The purpose of this session is to discuss a comprehensive approach or the principle of a social supermarket, combining the highest number of the most important services into the same place: a “one window principle”. This is an integrated approach based on real cooperation among all components – opoid substitution therapy (OST), highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), directly observed therapy (DOTs), harm reduction, and rehabilitation. Such an approach will allow for an effective approach to IDUs, Prisoners and other most at risk populations (MARPs) and will result in influencing the pace of the epidemic. Speakers and participants will assess the impact of client-oriented, integrated services on the patients’ adherence to treatment through different approaches in various settings.

Event Date

Jul 19, 2010

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