Best practice in HIV/AIDS prevention and care for injecting drug abusers: the Triangular Clinic in Kermanshah, Islamic Republic of Iran
This is a case-study of the experience in Kermanshah province, in the Islamic Republic of Iran, of providing comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention and care for injecting drug abusers. In particular, it focuses on the establishment and implementation of the innovative Triangular Clinic. The Clinic seeks to address injecting drug abuse through a harm reduction approach, while also providing services for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the treatment, care and support of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Prevention and care are integrated across these services and the Clinic has sought to incorporate many of the key elements that underpin successful HIV prevention approaches.