Home > Injection of new psychoactive substance snow blow associated with recently acquired HIV infections among homeless people who inject drugs in Dublin, Ireland, 2015.

Giese, Coralie and Igoe, Derval and Gibbons, Zorina and Hurley, Caroline and Stokes, Siobhan and McNamara, Sinead and Ennis, Orla and O'Donnell, Kate and Keenan, Eamon and De Gascun, Cillian and Lyons, Fiona and Ward, Mary and Danis, Kostas and Glynn, Ronan and Waters, Allison and Fitzgerald, Margaret (2015) Injection of new psychoactive substance snow blow associated with recently acquired HIV infections among homeless people who inject drugs in Dublin, Ireland, 2015. Eurosurveillance , 20 , (40) .

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In February 2015, an outbreak of recently acquired HIV infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) was identified in Dublin, following similar outbreaks in Greece and Romania in 2011. We compared drug and risk behaviours among 15 HIV cases and 39 controls. Injecting a synthetic cathinone, snow blow, was associated with recent HIV infection (AOR: 49; p = 0.003). Prevention and control efforts are underway among PWID in Dublin, but may also be needed elsewhere in Europe.


Item Type:Article
Date:8 October 2015
Volume:20
Number:40
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
G Health and disease > Pathologic process > Inflammation or infection
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
T Demographic characteristics > Homeless person
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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