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Opioid Substitution Treatment and HIV Prevention in Prison: Experience from Kyrgyzstan

Tokubaev, R, Ahmatova, D, Usenakunova, A, Seitalieva, C, Parsons, D
19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012)


July 25, 2012

Kyrgyzstan is situated along one of the world's largest heroin trafficking routes, and has a concentrated HIV epidemic driven largely by injecting drug use. In 2008, with funding from the Global Fund, Kyrgyzstan established a pilot program of opioid substitution treatment (OST) in the prison setting with the aim of reducing HIV transmission.

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