UNODC adressing HIV and AIDS

UNODC is a global leader in the struggle against illicit drugs and transnational organized crime. It is committed to achieving health, security and justice for all by tackling such global threats, and by delivering legal and technical assistance to prevent terrorism.

As a Cosponsor of the United Nations Joint Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS), UNODC is the convening agency for addressing HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among:

  1. People who use drugs and
  2. People living and working in prison settings

More information on these thematic pillars of UNODC´s work on HIV and AIDS can be found here.

In partnership with national and international partners, including civil society organisations and other UNAIDS cosponsors, UNODC assists countries to achieve universal access to comprehensive, evidence-informed, public health-oriented and human rights-centered HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for people who use drugs and for people who live and work in prison settings.

Read more about UNODC's HIV mandate here ______________________________________________________________________________________________

News, Events and Webstories

Countries Discuss HIV and Drug Policy in Delhi

The critical partnership between police and civil society for HIV prevention among people who use drugs - 13 April 2015

HIV in prisons - 15 April 2015

Alternatives to incarceration for people who use drugs - 16 April 2015



CND 2015, Vienna, 11 March

Launch of the International Journal of Drug Policy Special UNODC issue

Science Addressing Drugs and HIV - State of the Art of Harm Reduction

Read the full issue here!





Guidance notes on country

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS released guidance notes on HIV services country programming for:

People who inject drugs

People in prisons and other closed settings

Gay men and MSM

Transgender people

Human rights and the law

Reduction of discrimination and stigma

HIV and social protection









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