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We support International Overdose Awareness Day

Overdose Response SIDC, the first association to provide harm reduction services in Lebanon, established the harm reduction program in the year 2000, which aimed to reach several key population groups such as People who use Drugs, LGBTQ+, and Men who have sex with Men and Female sex workers, and their partners or peers. Since establishing…

Let’s talk LGBTQ+: Pride Month 2021

What is LGBTQ+ Pride Month? LGBTQ + Pride Month is the positive stance against discrimination and violence towards LGBTQ+ people. This month, June, is dedicated to promoting equal rights and celebrating sexual diversity and gender difference. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma. How is Pride celebrated? LGBTQ+ Pride Month celebrations include marches, parties,…

Common sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is any infection spread primarily through sexual contact. One partner transmits the infecting organism to the other during sex (oral, vaginal, or anal). STIs are some of the hardest infections in the world to catch as you have to be up close and personal to spread it. So why do…

We support people who use drugs, we don’t punish

Harm Reduction Services: Respect, Advocacy, Support! SIDC was the first association to provide harm reduction services in Lebanon. The harm reduction program established in the year 2000, is meant to reach several key population groups such as People who use Drugs, LGBTQ+ community members and Female sex workers, and their partners or peers. This program…

SIDC responding to high demand for mental health support

Your Mental Health Matters: take care of your mental health and know where to get psychological support services. Economic crisis? COVID-19 epidemic? Lebanon today is going through multiple crises that contribute to a noticeable increase in the need for mental health support from people, especially among youth between 14 and 28 years old. SIDC is…

SIDC organizes LILO workshop for members of the LGBTQ++ community

Over 4 days, SIDC organized a LILO Identity workshop in Beirut for 17 individuals from the LGBTQ++ community where participants explored their sexuality, gender identities other qualities and roles, to view and accept themselves as human beings with many qualities and skills and discuss many topics such as gender, sexuality, discrimination and stigma. “If I…

What you need to know about Hepatitis B and C

Viral hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) are major public health threats affecting around 325 million people worldwide and causing approximately 1.34 million deaths annually. HBV and C are chronic infections that may remain asymptomatic for as long as years or even decades. More than 60% of liver cancer cases are due to late testing…

Why you should call them sexually transmitted infections (STIs), not diseases (STDs)

It’s important to remember contracting an STI is not the end of the world and your life, including your love life, will go on According to the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), the name change came about to be more accurate and to address stigma. According to ASHA, “disease” suggests a medical problem associated with…

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