Harm reduction is not funded enough to prevent HIV among drug users. The Harm Reduction International estimated that approximately US$ 160 million was invested in HIV-related harm reduction in 2007. This investment equaled to US$ 12.80 per injector per year or only US$ 3 cents per injector per year. This reflects an enormous resource gap. According to the UNAIDS estimates, HIV-related harm reduction spending should average between US$ 170 and US$ 256 per injector per. The report of Harm Reduction International provides with estimates of HIV-related harm reduction spending and shows that harm reduction is severely underfunded to have a significant impact on HIV prevention among drug users.
Three Cents a Day is Not Enough: Resourcing HIV-Related Harm Reduction on a Global Basis, IHRA, 2010
International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA). Three Cents a Day is Not Enough: Resourcing HIV-Related Harm Reduction on a Global Basis. (2010).
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