The Long Winding Road of Opioid Substitution Therapy Implementation in South-East Asia: Challenges to Scale Up

@article{Reid2014TheLW,
  title={The Long Winding Road of Opioid Substitution Therapy Implementation in South-East Asia: Challenges to Scale Up},
  author={G. Reid and M. Sharma and P. Higgs},
  journal={Journal of Public Health Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={3}
}
  • G. Reid, M. Sharma, P. Higgs
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Public Health Research
  • The South-East Asia Region contains an estimated 400,000-500,000 people who inject drugs (PWID). HIV prevalence among PWID is commonly 20% or higher in Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar and some regions of India. Opioid substitution therapy (OST) is an important HIV prevention intervention in this part of the world. However, key challenges and barriers to scale up of OST exist, including: pervasive stigma and discrimination towards PWID; criminalisation of drug use overshadowing a public health… CONTINUE READING
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