The Kyrgyz Republic in Central Asia is situated on a drug trafficking route. With its 80-100 thousand drug users, of which more than half use drugs intravenously, the country found itself with a severe HIV epidemic. Kyrgyzstan has been the first in the region to introduce science and evidence based harm reduction strategies, like needle and syringe exchange programs and methadone maintenance therapy. This film documents how these strategies proved to be successful in curbing the HIV epidemic in the country.

A film by the HUngarian Civil Liberties Union
drogriporter.hu/en/kyrgyzstan

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