Lancet Series: HIV and Injection Drug Use
The purpose of the grant is to support the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in organizing a review meeting for the follow-up of the Lancet Series on HIV Prevention.
The Lancet, an independent medical journal, produced a successful themed series on HIV prevention in 2008. As a follow up, a series on the global HIV epidemic among injection drug users was commissioned. Consisting of six review articles, it will be published as a booklet and launched at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Vienna 2010. The goal is to refocus the international HIV research agenda and encourage support to address the broad spectrum of issues faced by injecting drug users.
Johns Hopkins University will organize a review meeting for this follow up series, to take place in London in September, which will provide one of the few opportunities for experts to meet face-to-face and exchange ideas. Experts will critically review papers and suggest improvements or further topics for exploration.