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December 08, 2009

HIVision: A Forum on Harm Reduction

In this exerpt from the Foundation's latest HIVision Forum, panelists, Imani Woods and Grant Colfax, explore the philosophy and misunderstanding around harm reduction, the tangible results they’ve seen from programs that operate from a harm reduction premise and the capacity of those programs to bring positive change to people's lives.

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Harm reduction refers to any practice designed to decrease negative consequences of high-risk behavior. Unlike abstinence-only thinking, harm reduction embraces non-judgmental ways to reduce the risks of drug use and unprotected sex, such as sero-positioning or syringe exchange.

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