The annual Harm Reduction International Conference was recently held in Montreal, Canada from 14- 17 May 2017. The conference brings together people from around the world who are involved in providing health and social support services for people who inject drugs. I was able to attend and represent STOPAIDS to discuss the important areas of cross-over with the global HIV response.Harm Reduction strategies aim to reduce the harms associated with drug use and commonly include needle exchange programmes and opiate substitution therapy. Harm Reduction is a well evidence essential component of HIV prevention.

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