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"Nothing about us without us"




Goals and objectives of the project The goal is to promote respect for the human rights of all people living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, and to promote and protect the health of people who use drugs. [...] The objectives are • to increase knowledge and understanding of the issues related to greater involvement of people who use illegal drugs in Canada’s community and government response to HIV/AIDS and HCV; • to increase the capacity of non-governmental organizations and governmental stakeholders to involve people who use illegal drugs more often and more meaningfully; • to increase the involvement [...] Similarly, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has prompted the development of organizations of people who use drugs and a greater demand for the involvement of people who use drugs in HIV/AIDS policy, programs and services. [...] Scope and Methods of the Project 1 Methods This project was undertaken in partnership with the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU, the largest Canadian organization of people who use drugs), CACTUS Montréal (which provides needles exchange and other services for people who use drugs and supports a local group of people who use drugs), and the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/ [...] The role of the committee was to: • provide general advice regarding the project activities, methods and communications; • review an outline of the paper and provide comments; • review and comment on a draft of this paper, and the accompanying booklet and manifesto; • provide input on the release and dissemination of these documents, and ideas for activities that could follow up on the recommendat



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