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Harm reduction

Guides and themes
A medical and political approach based on public health and human rights

MdM has long been committed to delivering programmes to the general population for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and, in the process, has noted that some sections of the population either affected by or suffering from HIV/AIDS do not have access to such programmes: people who use drugs (PWUD), sex workers (SW) and people who are homosexual are just some of the many who are excluded because of what they are or what they do. This is what makes them more vulnerable and more at risk than others: not because the virus is different or is transmitted differently but because their social and legal status distances them from the prevention and treatment programmes and, as a result, is what exposes them, more than others, to the risk of infection by HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis. Their ostracizing sometimes goes as far as imprisonment, torture and even death.

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