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United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (The Nelson Mandela Rules)

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A handbook for starting and managing needle and syringe programmes in prisons and other closed settings


Prisons and Health

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Training manual for law enforcement officials on HIV service provision for people who inject drugs


Guidance notes. Services for people in prisons and other closed settings. UNODC, WHO, UNAIDS


Policy brief. HIV prevention, treatment and care in prisons and other closed settings: a comprehensive package of interventions. UNODC,ILO,UNDP,WHO,UNAIDS

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HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, Treatment, and Support in Prison Settings. A Framework for an Effective National Response

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HIV and AIDS in places of detention: A toolkit for policymakers, programme managers, prison officers and health care providers in prison settings

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Technical paper for HIV testing and counselling in prisons and other closed settings


Policy Brief: HIV testing and counselling in prisons and other closed settings

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HIV in prisons: Situation and needs assessment toolkit


UNODC/UNAIDS Publication on Women and HIV in Prison Settings

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WHO UNODC 2011. Checklist. Womens health in prison





Policy brief: Reduction of HIV transmission in prisons

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Evidence for Action Technical Papers - Intervention to address HIV in prisons

Dependence Treatments

English l Russian Needle and Syringe Programmes and Decontamination Strategies English l Russian HIV Care, Treatment and Support English l Russian Prevention of Sexual Transmission
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The Madrid Recommendation

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Protocol on Assessing Drug Use and HIV in Prison Settings

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Women's Health in Prison: Correcting gender inequity in prison health

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Opioid Substitution Treatment in Custodial Settings. A Practical Guide





African Declaration of Commitment for HIV and AIDS Prevention Care, Treatment and Support in Prisons in Africa

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HIV and Prisons in sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunity for action

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Compendium of UN Norms

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Manual of Environmental Interventions for Tuberculosis Control in Prisons


From Coercion to Cohesion: Treating drug dependence through health care, not punishment


United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules) 

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Drug Dependence Treatment: Interventions for drug users in prison


Factsheet - HIV in Prisons


Good governance for prison health in the 21st century - A policy brief on the organization of prison health



Other publications on HIV and Prison Settings

UNAIDS - Prison and AIDS (pdf)

WHO Guidelines on HIV Infection and AIDS in Prison



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