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Public Health England. (2016) Shooting up: infections among people who injected drugs in the UK, 2015. An update: November 2016.. London: Public Health England. 25 p.

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People who inject drugs are vulnerable to a wide range of viral and bacterial infections. These infections can result in high levels of illness and death. Public health surveillance of infectious diseases and the associated risk and protective behaviours among this group provides important information. This data is essential to understanding the extent of these infections, the risk factors for their acquisition and for monitoring the effectiveness of prevention measures.

This annual national report describes trends in the extent of infections and associated risks and behaviours among people who inject drugs in the UK to the end of 2015. Further information can be found in the set of data tables that accompany this report.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:Public Health England
Date:November 2016
Pages:25 p.
Publisher:Public Health England
Corporate Creators:Public Health England
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV infection
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis B
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis C
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Bacterial disease
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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