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Euro Surveill. 2011 Dec 1;16(48). pii: 20031.

Trends in HIV and hepatitis C virus infections among injecting drug users in Europe, 2005 to 2010.

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  • 1European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Lisbon, Portugal.

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  • Euro Surveill. 2011;16(49).pii: 20037.


Data on newly diagnosed HIV infections and HIV prevalence in 2005 to 2010 suggest falling infection rates in injecting drug users (IDUs) in the European Union (EU). However, recent increases in HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection rates in IDUs suggest increasing injecting risks in some countries. The coverage of effective prevention measures has increased, but is still low in several countries. Overall the data suggest a continued risk of new outbreaks of HIV infection among IDUs.

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