Decriminalize drugs, urge BC groups ahead of AIDS conference

published on June 28, 2010

Two Vancouver-based health policy groups are urging international officials to decriminalize drug use.

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy partnered with the International AIDS Society to release a report Monday arguing that criminalizing drug users spreads violence and infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS.

The Vancouver-based groups were instrumental in drafting the Vienna Declaration ahead of the 2010 AIDS conference scheduled for Vienna next month.More >>