RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

Worldwide risk of HIV and hep C epidemics among people who inject drugs due to inadequate infectious disease prevention programs

The provision of programs to prevent the spread of HIV and hepatitis among people who inject drugs is inadequate in many countries around the world and presents a critical public health problem, comprehensive reviews by Australian researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre have found.

Two reviews of the global prevalence of injecting drug use and of interventions to prevent the spread of blood borne viruses among people who inject drugs have been published in leading international journal The Lancet Global Health

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