AIDS 2010: "Methadone Man and Buprenorphine Babe"

23 June 2010

You may remember Methadone Man and Buprenorphine Babe from their debut during the Mexico City AIDS Conference. They'll be back this year in Vienna!

In many developed countries, medication-assisted treatment is a standard option for people who are dependent on heroin and other opiates. However, in most developing and transitional countries where injection drug use drives the HIV epidemic, these medicines are largely inaccessible - or even banned outright. The Open Society Institute's International Harm Reduction Development Program (IHRD) developed Methadone Man and Buprenorphine Babe to help raise awareness about the glaring lack of access to these lifesaving drugs.

Methadone Man and Buprenorphine Babe will be LIVE in Vienna! Come meet them, get a video taken with them, learn about these lifesaving medications, and collect your own Methadone Man and Buprenorphine Babe gear at the Human Rights Networking Zone, located in the Global Village. Keep up with their conference schedule on their Facebook fan pages at!/pages/Buprenorphine-Babe/20811853557 and!/pages/Methadone-Man/20692053514.

Vienna, Austria
Start17 July 2010
End22 July 2010

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