The International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD) has collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) Department for Global HIV, Hepatitis and STI Programmes on a global qualitative study examining the values and preferences of key populations, including people who inject drugs, for HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) services.
The findings of the study will inform the update of the WHO 2016 Consolidated Guidelines for HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations. These Guidelines will be used to inform countries on the design and implementation of health packages for key populations, making it extremely important that they take into account the specific values and preferences of each key population included in the study (people who inject drugs; gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men; female, male and trans sex workers, and trans people).
As one of the four key population networks included in the study, INPUD conducted eight regional focus group discussions and ten semi-structured interviews with people who use drugs from 27 total countries. A summary report was released with the key findings that will be used to update the Consolidated Guidelines with the values and preferences of people who inject drugs.
Download the report below.