December 9, 2008

An Unbreakable Cycle

Drug Dependency Treatment, Mandatory Confinement, and HIV/AIDS in China's Guangxi Province

I. Executive Summary
II. Recommendations
To Chinese Government Ministries of Public Security, Justice, Interior, and Health
To United Nations agencies and bilateral and multilateral donors providing assistance or carrying out programs on HIV/AIDS in China
III. Methodology
IV. Background
HIV/AIDS in China
Conflicting Government Responses to HIV and Drug Use
HIV and Drug Use in Guangxi Province
V. Findings
Fear of Arrest and Access to Services
Assignment to Detox or RTL centers
Conditions in Detox and RTL Centers
Lack of Drug Dependency Treatment
Mandatory HIV Testing
Access to Health Care
Disruption of Antiretroviral Therapy
HIV Infection Risk
General Living Conditions
Conditions in Re-education Through Labor (RTL) Centers
VI. Conclusion
VII. Acknowledgements