Shooting up Infections among people who inject drugs in the United Kingdom 2013: An update November 2014


Nov 2014 by Public Health England
A Public Health England update on the 2013 report, highlighting that hepatitis C levels are still high; that hepatitis B is now rare and vaccine uptake has improved; that HIV levels remain low and the uptake of care is good; that bacterial infections remain a major problem; that injecting risk behaviours have declined but remain a problem; and that changing patterns of psychoactive drug injection are a cause for concern. The report recommends that the provision of effective interventions need to be maintained.