In Thailand, women who inject drugs are at particular risk of becoming infected with HIV by sharing contaminated injecting equipment or through unprotected sexual intercourse. General HIV prevention and treatment services fail to reach these women because they are often pushed to the margins of society.
This book, funded by OSI, tells the firsthand stories of women drug users in Thailand. It includes sections on society's perceptions, violence, motherhood, stigma, sexual risk, and HIV.
Life Beyond the Norm includes recommendations to help HIV and AIDS programs develop gender-sensitive harm reduction services for women.