10:15–11:00 a.m.

Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS Among IDUs in High-Risk Countries and the Global Response


Peter Ghys, M.D.

Acting Associate Director, Epidemic Monitoring and Prevention, Department of Policy, Evidence and Partnerships, UNAIDS


Catherine Anita Hankins, M.D., MSc, FRCPC

Associate Director of Policy, Evidence and Partnerships

Chief Scientific Adviser


11:00–11:15 a.m.


11:15–12:45 p.m.

Evidence Regarding HIV Prevention for IDUs



Gerry V. Stimson Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor, Imperial College London, and

Executive Director, International Harm Reduction Association


Review of needle and syringe exchange programs:

Dr. Alex Wodak FRACP, FChAM

Director, Alcohol and Drug Service

St. Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, Australia


Review of needle and syringe exchange programs:

Kerstin Käll, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinic for Dependency Disorders

University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden


Review of drug treatment strategies:

Michael Farrell, MRCPsych

Reader in Addiction Psychiatry, National Addiction Centre,

Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London

12:45–1:45 p.m.


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