This guide was developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with representatives from the community of people who use drugs and international experts in the field.
Marcus Day and Mat Southwell coordinated the development of the guide under the supervision of Fabienne Hariga, Senior Expert, HIV/AIDS Section, UNODC. Other UNODC staff who made significant contributions include Gilberto Gerra, Chief, Drug Prevention and Health Branch; Monica Beg, Chief, HIV/AIDS Section and Global Coordinator for HIV/AIDS; and Monica Ciupagea, Expert
on Drug Use and HIV and Civil Society Focal Point.
The guide builds on a discussion paper developed by Steve Shoptaw of the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, updated and enriched with the inclusion of scientific data from a comprehensive literature review prepared for UNODC by Anna Williams, and by the outcomes of the UNODC 2016 scientific consultation on HIV and stimulant drugs. The meaningful involvement of people who use drugs has been critical in the
development and writing of this guide.