mar. 28 juil. | Zoom

Drug Policy and Harm Reduction: Prevention of HIV/AIDS

HIV2020/009/0728 Presented by Instituto RIA, AC; Red Mexicana de Reducción de Daños, REDUMEX; ReverdeSer Colectivo; PLAPERTS México; Escola Livre de Redução de Danos; LANPUD; Asociación Costarricense para el Estudio e Intervención en Drogas (ACEID); REDAUD; Fundacion Equilibrio
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Drug Policy and Harm Reduction: Prevention of HIV/AIDS

Time & Location

28 juil. 2020 à 09:00 – 11:00 UTC−7

About the Event

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Session Description:

This session is held in Spanish and will explore concepts relative to the intersection between drug policies and HIV, such as the psychoactive plants and substances, our socialinteractions and relations with them, harm and risk reduction practices and policies, amongst others. 

Through an interactive process, participants will identify risk reduction interventions that can be applied to both drugs and drug policies, and learn about the legal regulation of substances within a social justice framework, to advance their community efforts against discrimination, stigma and efforts to reform criminalization policies against several populations. Come with questions and experiences to share as we continue breaking the taboo together!

Session Programme and Information:

This session is moderated by Zara Snapp, Instituto RIA. 

Presentations by speakers is available in Spanish here.

  • Welcoming remarks by Zara Snapp, Instituto RIA
  • Sharing of experiences and success stories in harm reduction with Jorge Herrera, Instituto RIA; Vero Russo, REDAUD [presentation available shortly]; and Angelica Opsina, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, CIDE) 
  • Interactive presentation of what drugs are, what drug policies are, and harm reduction interventions that can be implemented for both drugs and policies by Amaya Ordorika, ReverdeSer Colectivo 
  • Breakout groups on the legal regulation of substances and difference models 
  • Sharing of discussion by breakoutgroups 
  • Moderated Discussion 
  • Closing and final remarks

To engage and discuss with others, please join us at our Facebook Event Page here!

For more information please contact Zara Snapp at


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