Drug addiction and HIV

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Institute for Social Development Studies

Drug-related stigma remains high in Vietnam, where there is a growing problem of illegal drug use and addiction, with serious impacts on the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. This problem is closely linked to HIV transmission, and exacerbated by the fear and stigma towards drug users, which helps fuel the HIV epidemic. This factsheet provides information on the linked problems of stigma toward drug users and HIV-related stigma.

Since 2002, the Institute for Social Development Studies, in collaboration with ICRW, has conducted research, practical interventions and policy advocacy to reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination in Vietnam.

In Vietnamese