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I Know What I Did Last Year: “My Summer of PEP”

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Read the story of Bojan Arsenijević’s (NGO Re Generation, Serbia) influencing experience about taking PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis, which represents a combination of antiretroviral drugs that minimises the possibility of infection after accidental exposure to a potentially infectious material.
Another 1st of December went by, one of just a few days during the year when you can read or hear a story about HIV in Serbia. Every year on this day, data from the Institute of Public Health is released, with this year’s reporting 105 new cases, with a total of 3585 patients that have been affected since the onset of the epidemic in 1985, of which 1884 have AIDS. I am finally using this opportunity to write the article that has been on my mind for more than a year. Ever since the onset of the HIV epidemic in the early 1980s, people living with HIV have faced various stigmas, including problems, accusations, and rejections, even by professionals from different institutions and NGOs which a…

A Year Long Battle for Transparent Policy Making

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Amendments of the Law on Psychoactive and Controlled Substances in Serbia. Read about the controversial and not-transparent process of the adoption of the amendments, and the fight of NGOs to be involved.
In the process of harmonisation with EU regulations, and especially in order to organise services more efficiently in the Republic of Serbia, amendments to the Law on Psychoactive and Controlled Substances aim to address the introduction of new organisational units whose role is to provide conditions for implementing effective mitigation measures for harmful consequences of “drug abuse“ as stated by the Ministry of Health. Amendments to the Law on Psychoactive and Controlled Substances foresee the establishment of a Drug Monitoring Centre, tasked with collecting statistical data related to drug use in the general population, needs for treatment, infectious diseases and mortality associated with drug use, data in drug-related links to crimes, drug seizures, and the drug market. That …

Without Shift: Harm Reduction After Global Fund in Serbia

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As of 3 years ago, Serbia stopped being eligible for funding from the Global Fund, which resulted in the closure of harm reduction programs around the country. Our movie gives you a glimpse of the desperate situation faced by injecting drug users in Serbia, and also explores the consequences of the closure of needle exchange programs in Belgrade, whilst trying to assess the current situation in the country!  As a country Serbia is at the crossroads of a number of heroin trafficking routes. It has a significant population of injecting drug users - 20,000 according to the official estimates. Thanks to grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, several harm reduction services were introduced during the first decade of this century. Approximately two thousand people enrolled in opiate substitution programs, and four needle exchange programs provided sterile equipment to injecting drug users. The prevalence of HIV among drug users was low, though access to harm re…
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Međunarodni dan prevencijepredoziranja


Međunarodni dan prevencije predoziranja se obeležava širom sveta 31. avgusta svake godine ne bi li se podigla svest o predoziranju i smanjila stigmatizacija smrti uzrokovane predoziranjem, ali takođe i pružila podrška svim porodicama i prijateljima onih koji su stradali od predoziranja. Međunarodni dan šalje poruku da je smrt uzrokovanu predoziranjem moguće prevenirati. Nasa ideja je da vam u ovom tekstu predstavimo vazne informacije o tome kako prepoznati predoziranje razlicitim supstancama, kao i da vam kroz pregled situacije i instituticija u Srbiji koje se bave ovom temom pruzimo informacije sta raditi u slucaju predoziranja, kao i kontakte tih insitucija koje vam mogu pomoci. Prema podacima Evropskog Centra za praćenje droga i bolesti zavisnosti, u Evropi svake godine prosečno 12 000 osoba izgubi život kao posledica predoziranja psihoaktivnim supstancama. Za Srbiju ovakva statiskika gotovo da i ne postoji, delimično jer se ov…

Istraživanje stavova o legalizaciji kanabisa u Srbiji

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U Okviru Youth Organizations for Drug Action in Europe projekta Re Generacija je u maju sprovela online istraživanje o stavovima prema legalizaciji kanabisa u Srbiji. Infograf predstavlja rezultate istraživanja!  Podršku za prikupljanje podataka i promocijzu istraživanja pružila je Inicijativa za Promenu Zakonske Regulative Kanabisa - IRKA! 



Poziv za sve mlade: Potrebne priče o ratu prema drogama!

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Students for Sensible Drug Policy (http://ssdp.org/) je "grassroot" mreža mladih ljudi i studenata koji pokreću akcije protiv negativnih i kontraproduktivnih politika prema drogama na nas, pojedince i društvo. Veruju da bi politike prema drogama trebale da budu zasnovane na dokazima, smanjenju štete i utemeljene u interese javnoh zdravlja i ljudskih prava.

SSDP UK (http://ssdp.org.uk/) u saradnji sa SSDP US i drugimograncima organizacije kao delovima SSDP Međunarodnog Komiteta trenutno sprovodi kampanju prikupljanja priča o ratu prema drogama, i kako politike prema drogama zasnovane na ovom konceptu utiču na mlade. Ova zbirka priča, uz dozvolu, biće deo aktuelne međunarodne kampanje koju organizuju kako bi istakli negativne posledice loših politika prema drogama na mlade. Pojedine priče biće predstavljene na konferenciji Ujedinjenih Nacija u martu, kao deo ove kampanje. Više o ovoj kampanji…
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Prema rezultatima istraživanja "Clubbing i zdravlje mladih" rekreativna upotreba psihoaktivnih supstanci u parti setingu je učestala. Mlađe generacije vođene radoznalošću često nemaju adekvatne informacije u vezi bezbedne upotrebe psihoaktivnih supstanci i smanjenja štete, a samim tim su nespremni za potencijalne rizike povezane sa upotrebom droge i alkohola. Ovo istraživanje predstavlja dokaz da su programi smanjenja štete u noćnim klubovima neophodni na teritoriji čitave zemlje.  Podaci predstavljaju rezultate istraživanja u okviru Youth Organizations for Drug Action projekta, a infograf je izrađen u okviru European Drug Policy Initiative projekta, u saradnji sa HCLU-om.