When sex work and drug use overlap
The latest in the Global State of Harm Reduction series, When sex work and drug use overlap: Considerations for advocacy and practice (PDF, 414 KB) examines the multiple and varied contexts within which drug use (including use of alcohol, hormones and image- and performance-enhancing drugs) and sex work overlap. It provides a snapshot of available evidence on the factors that contribute to vulnerability among people who sell sex and use drugs. Drawing on experience from the harm reduction and sex work communities, the report explores implications for practice, highlighting existing programmes that reach people who sell sex and use drugs around the world, and offering practical suggestions on how programmes can better serve this overlapping population.
Hard copies of the report are available from ICAAP at the Drug User Networking Zone in the Asia-Pacific Village area.
An e-poster entitled Intersections between sex work and drug use: Key recommendations for targeted HIV programming (PDF, 373 KB) will be displayed at ICAAP and on the conference website. It presents key information from the report highlighted above and includes an abridged version of the report’s menu of programming options to better tailor services to people who sell sex and use drugs.
Developing effective harm reduction services for women who inject drugs
HRI is pleased to share an Indonesian translation of Developing effective harm reduction services for women who inject drugs (PDF, 594 KB), originally published in English as a chapter in The Global State of Harm Reduction 2012 report (PDF, 1 MB). In Bahasa, Mengembangkan layanan Pengurangan Dampak Buruk NAPZA yang Lebih Efektif bagi Perempuan Pengguna NAPZA Suntik, this resource will be promoted at ICAAP and distributed online by HRI and the Indonesian Drug Users Network.
An e-poster presentation entitled Developing a menu of services to improve access to HIV prevention and treatment for women who inject drugs (PDF, 210 KB) will be displayed at ICAAP and on the conference website. It presents key information from the Global State of Harm Reduction 2012 chapter highlighted above and includes programming options for tailoring harm reduction services to women who inject drugs.