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[thejournal.ie] , Brophy, Daragh Former head shop drug ‘Snow Blow’ linked to HIV surge in Dublin. (09 Jul 2015)

URL: http://www.thejournal.ie/snow-blow-hiv-dublin-2205...

The Director of Public Health in Dublin has set up a team of experts to examine the recent increase in HIV cases among injecting drug users in the city, and to look at a likely link with the former head shop drug known as ‘Snow Blow’.

A surge in HIV cases in the capital came to light earlier this year, as TheJournal.ie reported.

The HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre has now revealed the full extent of the problem: there have been 15 cases of newly-acquired HIV infection among Dublin drug users since June 2014, and one probable case.......


Item Type:News
Source:thejournal.ie
Date:9 July 2015
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Subjects:B Drugs and alcohol substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV infection
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin

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