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    Stigma and people who inject drugs: surveillance and interventions to reduce stigma

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    This presentation will cover the Stigma Indicators Monitoring Project and Stigma Reduction Intervention Project.

    While the National BBV/STI Strategies have emphasised the importance of stigma for people who inject drugs. However, until recently there has not been a system to measure and report on the experience of stigma. This presentation will cover the national monitoring system established to measure and report on stigma among key population groups. Further, this presentation will cover the follow-on project which aimed to reduce expressed stigma among the general public.

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    Scientia Professor Carla Treloar is Director of the Centre for Social Research in Health and the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW, Sydney. Her work crosses disciplines of health psychology, sociology, public health and health services research in the fields of drug use, hepatitis C, experience of incarceration, and in Aboriginal health. She has been a member of more than 50 advisory committees for government, health agencies and non-government organisations and is committed to the effective translation of research into policy and practice and to ethical and respectful conduct of research in close collaboration with affected communities. She is a member of the Academic of Social Sciences in Australia, a Senior Editor for Addiction and an Associate Editor for International Journal of Drug Policy.

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