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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva 2016, 21 7

Author: Laurent Michel

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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva ISSN: 1413-8123 cecilia@claves.fiocruz.br Associação Brasileira de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva Brasil Michel, Laurent Drug use in prisons: strategies for harm reduction (ANRS-PRIDE Program) Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, vol.
21, núm.
7, julio, 2016, pp.
2081-2088 Associação Brasileira de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=63046188010 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative DOI: 10.1590-1413-81232015217.28442015 Uso de drogas na prisão: estratégias de redução de danos (Programa ANRS PRIDE) Laurent Michel 1 Centre de Recherche en Épidémiologie et Santé des Populations, Centre Pierre Nicole.
27 Rue Pierre Nicole.
75005 Paris France. laurentnmichel@gmail.com 1 Abstract The existence of risky practices related to drug use inside prisons is a reality everywhere and is a major issue for the community as a whole.
The level of implementation of harm reduction (HR) measures recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is very often poor and reveals inadequate concern about public health issues in the prison environment, without any respect for the principle of equivalence for prevention and health assistance with the general community.
In 2009, the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS) developed a comprehensive research program focusing on the prevention of infectious risks in prison settings.
Different steps were defined and scheduled, and included i) an inventory of harm reduction (HR) measures, ii) a qualitative survey on the reality of risky practices, iii) an assessment of the social acceptability of HR measu...





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