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close this bookDrug Use and HIV Vulnerability (UNAIDS, 2001, 238 p.)
close this folderChapter 5: Myanmar
close this folderV. Discussion
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View the documentA. Constraining factors
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B. Facilitating factors

There are many in Myanmar that have a good understanding of the issues of reducing the risks of HIV/AIDS among injecting drug users and numerous workshops have already examined these issues. There are well-trained professionals in the country especially medical doctors and other health workers, and there is an active drug treatment system in the country. There are nongovernmental organisations in the country who are interested in HIV and drugs and who are willing to develop projects to reduce the risks from injecting drug use. Furthermore some personnel within the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control share the view that Section 15 is an impediment to the prevention of drug use as well as to HIV infection among drug users.