HIV/AIDS

Evidence for action series

Technical papers and policy briefs on HIV/AIDS and injecting drug users

WHO has reviewed the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of the key components of the comprehensive package of interventions in the Evidence for action series. This series consists of two types of documents, technical papers and policy briefs.

  • The Evidence for action technical papers summarise the evidence in more detail and will be useful for service providers and planners.
  • The Evidence for action policy briefs can be used for advocacy purposes for policy makers regarding the importance of these interventions. They are available in a number of languages and will be translated into more.

Policy guidelines for collaborative TB and HIV services for injecting and other drug users: An integrated approach

Technical paper (2008)

Policy brief (2008)


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Antiretroviral therapy and injecting drug users

Policy brief (2005)


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Effectiveness of drug dependence treatment in preventing HIV among injecting drug users

Technical paper (2005)

Reduction of HIV Transmission through drug-dependence treatment
Policy brief (2004)


IDU outreach

Effectiveness of community-based outreach in preventing HIV/AIDS among injecting drug users

Technical paper (2004)

Reduction of HIV transmission through outreach
Policy brief (2004)


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Effectiveness of sterile needle and syringe programming in reducing HIV/AIDS among injecting drug users

Technical paper (2004)

Provision of sterile injecting equipment to reduce HIV transmission
Policy brief (2004)


Interventions to address HIV in prisons

Effectiveness of interventions to address HIV in prisons

Effectiveness of interventions to address HIV in prisons

Technical paper (2007)



Interventions to address HIV in prisons: Prevention of sexual transmission

Prevention of sexual transmission

Technical paper (2007)



Needle and syringe programmes and decontamination strategies

Needle and syringe programmes and decontamination strategies

Technical paper (2007)



Interventions to address HIV in prisons: Drug dependence treatments

Drug dependence treatments

Technical paper (2007)



Interventions to address HIV in prisons: HIV care, treatment and support

HIV care, treatment and support

Technical paper (2007)


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Reduction of HIV transmission in prisons
Policy brief (2004)


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