Home > Joint EMCDDA and ECDC rapid risk assessment. HIV in injecting drug users in the EU/EEA, following a reported increase of cases in Greece and Romania.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. (2012) Joint EMCDDA and ECDC rapid risk assessment. HIV in injecting drug users in the EU/EEA, following a reported increase of cases in Greece and Romania. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction; European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

[img] PDF (Rapid risk assessment) - Published Version
680kB

URL: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/

In response to a notified increase in HIV cases among injecting drug users (IDU) in Greece and Romania, the European Commission asked the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) in November 2011 to conduct a rapid inquiry among their network of HIV surveillance- and drug focal points to investigate whether such increases had occurred in other countries. The assessment showed that while most European countries reported no changes in the rate of newly diagnosed cases of HIV or HIV prevalence in IDU in 2011, increases were documented in six countries. Indicators of injecting risk and prevention coverage show a potential risk for increased HIV transmission and future outbreaks in several countries.


Date:2012
Pages:13 p.
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction; European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Place of Publication:Lisbon
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
VA Geographic area > Europe
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control

Repository Staff Only: item control page