Surge in Glasgow HIV infection rate largest in 30 years
New figures show that the number of injecting drug users in the city diagnosed with the virus has risen by 600 per cent in the past year.
Global hepatitis report, 2017
This report describes, for the first time, the global and regional estimates on viral hepatitis in 2015, setting the baseline for tracking progress in implementing the new global strategy.
From hepatitis C researcher to peer: an academic and personal perspective
Written by Magdalena Harris. She draws on her journey as a person living with hepatitis C and as researcher - and how she has experienced and worked to bridge the researcher-peer divide in her own practice.
Prison-based prescriptions aid Scotland's National Naloxone Programme
Opioid overdose is a major cause of premature mortality not only in eastern Europe but in Scotland, as confirmed by the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015.
EMCDDA Strategy 2025
This strategy sets out an ambitious course of travel for the agency to 2025. It presents a vision to contribute to a healthier and more secure Europe, through better informed drug policy and action.
4 things reporters get terribly wrong about "new" drugs
Much of the coverage of drugs contains misinformation and inaccurate or misleading terminology. This all serves to perpetuate unfounded myths and unhelpful hysteria about these substances.
Harm reduction should address the specific needs of couples who inject drugs
Programmes usually address individuals but most equipment sharing occurs between sexual partners.
HepScot's top ten hints for 2017
As 2017 moved forward, Hepatitis Scotland wrote ten key challenges for the year ahead.
Results of US research suggest all people with chronic HCV need treatment to reduce mortality risk
All people with chronic HCV infection should start therapy with direct-acting antivirals, research published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests.
Higher incidence of HCV in females compared to males who inject drugs
Women who inject drugs have been shown to have higher incidence of HIV and risk behaviours than men, but there are conflicting reports about hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence.
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