The international drug conventions were created to ensure the “health and welfare of mankind”, yet drug policies around the world continue to focus on criminal justice and repression rather than on health responses. Governments across the world should provide harm reduction and treatment interventions to reduce the harms associated with drug use, and ensure adequate access to essential medicines.
This paper outlines the position of the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), developed after extensive research and in consultation with people who use drugs and their allies, on prolonged-release buprenorphine formulations.
Reform attendees have the opportunity to spend three days interacting with people committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs while participating in sessions given by leading experts from around the world.
In light of the upcoming election, Labour pledged to establish a royal commission to develop a public health approach to substance misuse, whilst the Conservative manifesto promises to tackle drug-related crime.
Featuring a broad range of exciting sessions developed by an international committee of HIV scientists, leaders, policy makers, researchers and advocates, AIDS 2020 covers the latest and most pressing topics in HIV.