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WHO Policy Brief: Reduction of HIV Transmission in Prisons

11th October 2004

The World Health Organization, UNAIDS and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime have released a joint policy brief on reduction of HIV transmission in prisons. The document calls upon governments to step up HIV prevention measures in prisons by adopting comprehensive programs that include all the measures against HIV transmission that are carried out in the community, including needle exchange.

© World Health Organization, 2004