Is the Philippines' "war on drugs" fuelling an HIV epidemic?



CEBU, Philippines (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Rosita leaves Jose's small office in downtown Cebu in the central Philippines, he passes her a handful of biscuits and six clean needles. What Jose has just done could land him in jail.
Rosita is a pregnant, HIV-infected injecting drug user - and Jose is a social worker. Amidst Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs - in which nearly 3,000 people have been killed, according to police - it is safer to be anonymous. Neither wants to give their real name.
Clean needles have been distributed in Cebu City for years, sometimes... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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