Harm Reduction International Conference


The theme of HRIC 2013 was The Value/s of Harm Reduction, which reflected the urgent need to provide sufficient political and financial support to address the HIV epidemic driven by injecting drug use in many parts of the world, as well as the ethical basis of the harm reduction philosophy.

On this page you’ll be able to read the Daily Update magazines, which gave live reports from each day of the conference — as well as pictures, videos and more!

IHRC Vilnius Daily Updates

Wednesday’s issue

Cyndee Clay, executive director of the sex workers’ support organisation HIPS, tells the conference to ‘open your minds to the reality of sex work’, as well as sessions from former Polish president Aleksander Kwaśniewski and former British health secretary Lord Norman Fowler. Read these stories and more below:


PDF/Virtual Magazine


Tuesday’s issue

Anastasia Teper of VOCAL-NY, a New York-based drug users’ union, discusses empowerment, campaigning and ending the war on drugs,  as well as sessions from Sean Cassin of Ireland’s Drug Policy Action Group and Lithuania’s health minister Vytenis Povilas Anriukaitis. Read these stories and more below:


PDF/Virtual Magazine


Monday’s issue

HRI executive director Rick Lines tells the Daily Update about some of the key themes and highlights of this year’s conference, plus interviews with Dr Emilis Subata of the Vilnius Centre for Addictive Disorders and John Miller of the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS.

Read more below:


PDF/Virtual Magazine