Harm reduction strategy for IDU (injecting drug use) and HIV/AIDS prevention in Afghanistan

Policies & Strategies
Ministry of Public Health
Ministry of Counter Narcotics
2005
12 p.

To goal of this strategy is to reduce drug-related health and social harms among individuals, families and communities in Afghanistan. The specific objectives are: To reduce the vulnerability of problem drug users and their families to HIV infection; To reduce the vulnerability of problem drug users and their families to Hepatitis B, C and syphilis; To reduce the risk of the spread of HIV and other blood borne diseases to the general population; To provide services to IDUs that will reduce the risk of HIV transmission.

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