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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2011) ECDC and EMCDDA guidance. Prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs. Stockholm: ECDC. 55 p.

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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:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:EMCDDA
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
EndNote:View
Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Bacterial disease
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Drugs and alcohol prevention > Drugs and alcohol use harm reduction
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
VA Geographic area > Europe

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