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Book sales support HIV children in India

Mr Yang Kaymond, Miss Nadia Sim and Miss Elampirai Elangovan are three medical students, now in their final year at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. In 2012 they made the first of three visits as part of Project Naadi, an overseas community project that included a stay at Shelter Home, an orphanage for children with HIV in Chennai, India. Project Naadi is entirely led by student volunteers. Solomon Raj, the founder, who juggles three jobs to support these children, started the Shelter Home project five years ago. Uma Kumar, the main caretaker, joined Mr. Raj shortly afterRead More →

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Journal of the International AIDS Society – International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 

Dear Reader, The evidence is growing: harm-reduction rather than punitive measures to address drug use hold both health and economic benefits. Increasingly, research has emerged from the South-East Asian region, revealing the cost-efficacy and return of investment of harm reduction initiatives while also showing the limitations of compulsory drug detention centres (CDDCs)—which are widespread across the region. These findings have been confirmed further by initiatives piloted in Malaysia and the Philippines. However, in spite of this growing awareness, new policies are emerging threatening to reverse the gains obtained so far. The continued detention of people who use drugs in CDDCs prevent them from accessing the opioid substitution therapies and/or HIV services they require whileRead More →

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