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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2011) ECDC and EMCDDA guidance. Prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs. Stockholm: ECDC.

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This joint guidance report explores good public health practices that can support effective policies to reduce infections. Common blood-borne viruses in this group include HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. These are mainly spread through the sharing of needles, syringes and drug preparation equipment or unprotected sexual contacts. A short (8p.) version exists.

 

Table of contents

  • Acronyms and glossary
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Core values of prevention of infections among people who inject drugs
  • Recommended interventions for the prevention of infections among people who inject drugs
  • Knowing and understanding the national situation
  • Monitoring problem drug use and responses
  • Surveillance of infections
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programmes
  • Setting targets for intervention coverage
  • Annex
  • References
Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco), Opioid
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Source
Date
2011
Pages
55 p.
Publisher
ECDC
Corporate Creators
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication
Stockholm
ISBN
978-92-9193-313-6
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