The War on Drugs and HIV/AIDS How the Criminalization of Drug Use Fuels the Global Pandemic

Published: 
1 May 2012
Author: 
GLOBAL COMMISSION ON DRUG POLICY

Addresses the way the war on drugs has driven the HIV/AIDS pandemic among those who use drugs and their sexual partners. One of the ways in which this happens is that throughout the World the war on drugs has driven users away from public health services and into environments where there is a high risk of contracting HIV. Mass incarceration of non-violent drug offenders also plays a major role. 

Discusses other ways in which the war on drugs has resulted impeded the effort to control the global pandemic of HIV/Aids. 

Explains that the war on drugs has fueled organised crime.