Medical News Today, May 2017
The criminalization of drugs is a leading factor in the world’s HIV epidemic and a potential barrier to eradicating HIV/AIDS, say researchers who’ve undertaken a sweeping review of research on laws and policies prohibiting drug use. Assistant professor Kora DeBeck of SFU’s School of Public Policy, who is a research scientist with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, is co-lead of the study, published in The Lancet.
- Read more of article ‘Study suggests drug criminalization undermining global HIV/AIDS efforts’ here
- Read Lancet abstract for ‘HIV and the criminalisation of drug use among people who inject drugs: a systematic review’ here