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Philippines President’s Violent Crackdown On Drug Use Fueling Spread Of HIV, Other Diseases, Advocates Say

Washington Post: Duterte’s ‘drug war’ is fueling the spread of disease
“…Front-line advocates in [Cebu City] in the central Philippines say [President Rodrigo Duterte’s] violent anti-drug campaign is pushing users ever further underground, fueling the spread of disease by stopping efforts to get them clean needles. Those who work with injection drug users say they are being harassed, even arrested, while ­trying to make their rounds…” (Rauhala, 10/6).

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