Implementation of harm reduction interventions in prison: what are the challenges
The Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT) addresses existing gaps in the prevention of HIV and other co-infections, especially tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis, among people who inject drugs (PWID). The overall aim of HA-REACT is to significantly contribute to the elimination of HIV and to reduce the number of cases of TB and viral hepatitis among PWID in the European Union by 2020. This objective aligns with strategic action plans issued by the European Union, World Health Organization, UNAIDS and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The presentation will provide an overview of the results of the workpackage on prison including actual developments following the project recomendations.