What is PWID (people who inject drugs)?

PWID, or people who inject drugs, is a term used to describe individuals who administer drugs via injection. Similar to PWUD, this person-first language helps to destigmatize and humanize people who use injection drugs, emphasizing the individual and not solely their method of drug use.

Historical context

The adoption of terms like PWID is a result of increasing awareness around the stigmatization of drug users, particularly those who inject drugs. By using respectful and non-stigmatizing language, it encourages a more empathetic and supportive approach to addressing the needs of people who inject drugs.

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