Islamic Republic of Iran

 

Sub-programme 2 Studies and Analysis

Needs Assessment & Round Table on Access of Drug Users to HIV Prevention and Treatment Services

A "Needs Assessment on Access of Drug Users to HIV prevention and treatment services" was conducted in 2011 by UNODC Iran under the Country Programme 2011-2014. The purpose of this study was to review the gaps in the provision of HIV prevention and treatment services to Injecting Drug Users (IDUs). These gaps were identified through interviews with service providers, experts and drug users. [Full Text - Fa]

UNODC Iran organized a follow-up round table on the access of Drug Users to HIV prevention and treatment services in July 2012, with the purpose of collecting the views of Iranian authorities, experts and NGOs on the aforementioned issue. All the views were compiled to form the report of the round table. [Full Report - Fa]

 

Bio-behavioural Surveillance Study among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and their Sexual Partners

A Bio-behavioural Surveillance Study among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and their Sexual Partners was conducted by UNODC Iran under the Country Programme 2011-2014. It was carried out in the three cities of Karaj, Isfahan and Gorgan in 2011-2012, over the period of approximately 12 months. The purpose of this study was to assess, inter alia, the prevalence of HIV among IDUs and their sexual partners, as well as their knowledge on HIV, risky behaviours, and drug-use history. [Full Text-Fa]

 

The Need for Gender-Responsive Programs - A Qualitative Study

The objective of the study is to provide criteria of good gender-responsive social support programmes for women drug users. The present study was carried out under the project IRNK13 - "Promotion of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Programmes for Female Injecting Drug Users in I. R. of Iran" with the financial support of the Swiss Government. [Full Text-En]

 

Study: Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART)

This study, titled "Impact of Drug Use on the Coverage of Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) and the Rate of Treatment Retention among Medical Universities' Behavioral Diseases Counseling Centers' Clients " has been conducted by UNODC under UNAIDS Program Acceleration Fund (PAF) in 2007. The purpose of this study is to review the situation of ART in the country with a focus on drug users. Furthermore, the rate of treatment retention, drop-outs, and the impact of current and previous drug abuse on the process of ART have been studied. [Full Text-Fa]