date posted 12.01.13
December 1st is World AIDS Day. The 2013 theme is Zero Discrimination.
Worldwide, one-third of all new HIV infections outside of sub-Saharan Africa have been attributed to injecting drug use. There are around 3 million people who inject drugs living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, but this number could be as high as 6 million.
One of UNAIDS goals for 2015 is the prevention of all new HIV infections among people who use drugs. Addressing stigma and discrimination is the first step in achieving this goal.
date posted 11.27.13
Narcania mural in Clarion Alley, San Francisco, conceived and painted by Erin Ruch and Mikey Reger—both artists with Mission Minicomix, in collaboration with the Harm Reduction Coalition’s DOPE project. People have seen this mural and come to access Naloxone kits for the first time because of it. Public art as harm reduction!
date posted 11.12.13
The Southern Harm Reduction Pre-Conference Event: Effectively Outreaching to and Engaging Substance Users
The Southern Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Pre-Conference Institute Presents—No Harm, No Foul: Understanding Harm Reduction and Community Engagement Strategies.
Topic: Effectively Outreaching to and Engaging Substance Users
Date: Wednesday Dec 11th
Time 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA
date posted 10.23.13
For Immediate Release: Landmark HCV Screening Law Signed
New York, NY October 23, 2013 – Today Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation requiring primary care providers and hospitals to offer hepatitis C screening to all baby boomers. Baby boomers (born between 1945 and 1965) account for over 70 percent of the estimated 3 to 4 million Americans living with hepatitis C and are at the greatest risk of developing advanced liver disease.
date posted 08.13.13
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The 10th National Harm Reduction Conference will be held in Baltimore, MD on October 23-26, 2014.
The conference is the only multidisciplinary conference focused on improving the health of people who use drugs.
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Harm Reduction Coalition is a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that works to promote the health and dignity of individuals and communities who are impacted by drug use.