Requests the UNAIDS Secretariat and the Cosponsors, in particular UNODC, to significantly expand and strengthen the work with national governments to address the uneven and relatively low coverage of services among injecting drug users and to develop comprehensive models of appropriate service delivery for injecting drug users in line with relevant national circumstances and the UNAIDS/UNODC/WHO “Technical Guide for countries to set targets for Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment and care for injecting drug users”;
Recognizing that resources should be expanded for service delivery and capacity development to enable communities to provide prevention, care and support services to drug users living with HIV on a larger scale whilst, at the same time, tackling the issue of stigmatization and discrimination requests UNAIDS and its stakeholders to work with multilateral donors, and national governments, to facilitate greater resource mobilization on this issue, consistent with the level of identified need
Requests UNAIDS to intensify its assistance to, and work with, all groups of civil society, including those affected by drug use and those that provide services to people who use drugs, aimed at advocating for anti-stigmatizing, antidiscriminating, and evidence-based approaches to HIV and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) epidemics at national, regional and global levels.
Calls upon Member States to further harmonize national laws governing HIV and drug use, in accordance with relevant national circumstances both from a public health and a human rights perspective
Requests the UNAIDS Secretariat and the Cosponsors, in particular UNODC, to support national authorities to align policies, clarify roles and responsibilities of various national entities – including drug control, the penitentiary system, public health and civil society – and support increased capacity and resources for provision of a comprehensive package of services for injecting drug users including harm reduction programmes in relation to HIV as enumerated in the UNAIDS/UNODC/WHO “Technical Guide for countries to set targets for Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment and care for injecting drug users”
Calls upon UNAIDS, Member States and civil society organizations, in addition to specific interventions that target injecting drug users, to develop and implement guidance and programme models to respond to the needs of other sub-groups of drug users, including female drug users, drug users who also exchange sex for money or drugs, drug users who end up in prison settings, underage and young drug users, migrant drug users, drug users amongst refugees and other displaced populations, stimulant and poly-drug users and men who have sex with men who use drugs, spouses and partners of people who use drugs, as well as interventions that target broader health needs of people who use drugs
Calls upon Member States, civil society organizations and UNAIDS to increase attention to certain groups of non-injecting drug users, especially those who use crack cocaine and amphetamine type stimulants, and those who abuse alcohol, and their link to increased risk of contracting HIV through high-risk sexual practices, as well as to responses to emerging epidemics of injecting drug use in many African countries
Recognizing that existing data on HIV and drug use are far from adequate in both quality and quantity, requests UNAIDS to support greater investment in data collection required to inform the development of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support initiatives, resource allocation and comprehensive service delivery, including a system of regular and rapid assessments of the risk potential for new epidemics where anecdotal evidence indicates an emerging problem, and calls upon Member States to ensure accurate estimates are made of the size of IDU populations, while taking into consideration the shifting patterns of injection
Encourages governments to reaffirm commitment to, and intensify harm reduction efforts in relation to HIV as enumerated in the UNAIDS/UNODC/WHO “Technical Guide for countries to set targets for Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment and care for injecting drug users”; including needle and syringe programmes and opioid substitution programmes, essential for reaching universal access to comprehensive HIV prevention, care, treatment and support for people who use drugs in accordance with relevant national circumstances
Requests the UNAIDS Secretariat and WHO to support countries in the implementation and improved surveillance of hepatitis B and C including coinfection with HIV in all countries, and to develop the necessary guidelines for Member States to elaborate policies, strategies and other tools to prevent and control hepatitis co-infection in people living with HIV
Recognizing that stimulant drug use is a rapidly growing health problem, requests UNAIDS to strengthen its work on HIV and stimulant drugs
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Mindful of Commission on Narcotic Drugs resolution 51/14, which calls for collaboration among Member States represented both in the Commission and on the Programme Coordinating Board towards the promotion of better coordination and alignment of the AIDS response in order to scale up towards the goal of universal access to comprehensive prevention, care, treatment and support services for people who use drugs; takes note of the upcoming UNGASS review of the World Drug Problem and requests UNODC, as one of the UNAIDS Cosponsors, to work towards an outcome of the meeting that accurately reflects the importance of decreasing HIV transmission and co-infection in people who use drugs.