On the 29th of August 2014, the Romanian Harm Reduction Network sent a request for information under the Public Information Act 544/2001 to the National Administration of Penitentiaries. We requested the following data: Continue reading HIV Explosion In Prisons: Drug Users Are The Most Affected Population
Romania would be better off paying for more Shakespeare festivals than for HIV-prevention efforts, the country’s culture minister recently said.
Starting with 2012 August until 2013 November, the Romanian Harm Reduction Network had implemented the project Developing local answers to emerging HIV threat among legal high users in Romania, under the agreement with SIDACTION, with a budget of 31,000 Euro.
The project was implemented in 8 Romanian cities: Bucharest, Iasi, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, Galati, Constanta, Brasov and Sibiu.
The training program aim was to increase the capacity in outreaching, understanding and working with people who use new drugs. The training was addressed to professionals working in community-based drug services and in public institutions responsible with medical and social services for at-risk groups from 8 Romanian cities, using international and local expertise. Continue reading Developing local answers to emerging HIV threat among legal high users in Romania (Project Report)
Revista TIME a publicat in editia online un material despre Romania care avertizeaza cu privire la iminenta aparitiei unui nou val epidemic HIV. Puteti citi articolul aici:http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2017055,00.html . Daca pina anul acesta Romania serviciile de prevenire si tratament HIV erau vazute ca un model de buna practica, problemele aparute in ultima perioada o pot transforma intr-un model de politica gresita, un simplu „ASA NU!” Incetarea finantarilor internationale care permiteau desfasurarea programelor de schimb de seringi, epuizarea bugetului pentru tratamentul HIV cu patru luni inainte de incheierea anului, proasta gestionare a problemei drogurilor legale, lipsa de reactie a Ministerului Sanatatii in contextul cresterii cererii pentru serviciile de tratament substitutiv sunt tot atatea argumente in favoarea unei ipoteze pesimiste. Continue reading Photos: Inside a Romanian Drug House