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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, International Network of People who Use Drugs, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Population Fund, World Health Organization, United States Agency for International Development. (2017) Implementing comprehensive HIV and HCV programmes with people who inject drugs: practical guidance for collaborative interventions. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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In all regions of the world, people who inject drugs are disproportionately affected by HIV.1 Globally, people who inject drugs are 28 times more likely to be living with HIV than the general population. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Bank estimate that worldwide as of 2014, about 11.7 million2 people inject drugs, of whom an estimated 14% (1.6 million) are living with HIV.3 Injecting drug use accounts for 30% of new HIV infections outside sub- Saharan Africa. People who inject drugs also have higher rates of hepatitis C (HCV) and tuberculosis than the general population. The global rate of HCV among people who inject drugs is 52%, greatly surpassing even the high prevalence of HIV among them.

Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Guideline, Report
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco), Opioid
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
2017
Pages
175 p.
Publisher
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Corporate Creators
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, International Network of People who Use Drugs, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Population Fund, World Health Organization, United States Agency for International Development
Place of Publication
Vienna
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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