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HIV and Women in Prison
Gender inequality, stigma, discrimination and gender-based violence add to women’s vulnerability to HIV in prisons. HIV rates among women in prison are always higher than those among men in prison.
Right to Health
People who inject drugs are 24 times more at risk of acquiring HIV than adults in the general population.
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HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2017 Although HIV is preventable through effective public health measures, HIV transmission is still a major concern in Europe, in particular in the eastern part of the WHO European Region. In 2016, more than 160,000 people were diagnosed with HIV, the highest number of people ever newly diagnosed in one year.
Shooting Up: Infections among people who inject drugs in the UK, 2016 Hepatitis C prevalence remains high and half of those infected are undiagnosed Hepatitis C remains the most common blood-borne infection among people who inject drugs (PWID), and there are significant levels of transmission among this group in the UK. HIV levels remain low, but risks continue and HIV is often diagnosed at a late stage among PWID.
Drug use and HIV The WHO/ UNODC/UNAIDS Technical Guide to reduce HIV infection among people who inject drugs (PWID) sets out nine interventions proven effective in reducing HIV transmission among this population. Universal access to the comprehensive package of nine interventions is a priority.