Indonesia: HIV and DRUGS

Sub-Programme 5 focuses on (1) access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for drug users and in prison settings, (2) improving the quality of the services provided, (3) establishing a sustainable basis for service provision, (4) reducing drug use and drug dependence and (5) providing more effective treatment and re-integration of drug users.

In its HIV programmes, UNODC work will focus on increasing community access and access for prisoners and injecting drug users. UNODC will work to facilitate structural developments which provide a multi-sectoral basis for the response to HIV in correctional settings and drug use. UNODC will also partner with stakeholders in order to gather and disseminate information on HIV prevalence and trends. UNODC will provide technical support to the national and provincial HIV prevention programmes on needle and syringe exchange, integrating HIV prevention into drug prevention and treatment work, HIV and broader health issues in correctional settings and to community representative organizations.

UNODC will also support capacity building for community representative organizations and the development of a sound research base for programme development. Furthermore, UNODC plans to continue its ongoing advocacy with national and provincial legislators on issues related to the expansion and sustainability of the HIV prevention programme. UNODC will also work on research, translation and dissemination of key documents related to HIV in correctional settings and to drug use into Bahasa Indonesia.

UNODC will continue its work on drug use prevention, treatment and care with young people in and out of school, families, workplaces (public and private entities) and communities to reduce the uptake and consumption of drugs and provide more effective treatment and reintegration of drug dependent users back into the community. UNODC will seek to prevent the start and reduce the extent of substance use by adapting, implementing and evaluating evidence-based substance prevention programmes and interventions and will improve the effectiveness of drug dependence treatment and reintegration services. The Office will further engage with public security agencies for the adoption of a health-based, human rights approach to drug use and drug dependence.

The Office will also work to develop community level drug dependence treatment services, while ensuring continuity of care for those moving between correctional and community settings. Furthermore, the Office will seek to develop a range of evidence based treatment alternatives for drug dependent people seeking treatment which respect human rights, as part of the implementation of Law 35/2009.

The implementing partners of UNODC in Indonesia for Sub-Programme 5 are National AIDS Commission, National Narcotics Board, Ministry of law and Human Rights, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs, Indonesian National Police, National Development Planning Agency and Ministry of Home Affairs.


Integrated drug treatment and HIV prevention, treatment and care services