On this page you can find relevant researchs on drug-related health topics, including HIV, hepatitis C, drug and overdose prevention, harm reduction and drug treatment. You can also find our Clinical Guidelines.

A global picture of injecting drug use, HIV and anti-HCV prevalence among people who inject drugs, and coverage of harm reduction interventions
Understanding how many people inject drugs is critically important for the effective provision of public health and harm reduction services.
Palliative care makes only limited gains in Africa
Palliative care has increased in Africa over the past 12 years but only in a small subset of countries, according to a review published today in Lancet Oncology.
Staff regard towards working with substance users: a European multi-centre study
To compare regard for working with different patient groups (including substance users) among different professional groups in different health-care settings in eight European countries.
Avoid stigmatising language for people who use drugs, global commission urges
The report recommended that clinicians and healthcare professionals should be vocal in promoting evidence based prevention, treatment, and harm reduction services and should tackle perception based stigmas in healthcare settings.
IDUIT - Brief Guide for People who Use Drugs
This IDUIT Brief Guide for People who Use Drugs is intended to outline the key concepts of Implementing Comprehensive HIV and HCV Programs with People who Inject Drugs:
A Public Health Guide to Developing a COMMUNIT Y OVERDOSE RESPONSE PLAN
The purpose of this guide is to outline four key elements of a public health overdose response and suggest a process for implementing a community overdose response plan.
“It is easier for me to shoot up”: stigma, abandonment, and why HIV-positive drug users in Russia fail to link to HIV care
Many HIV-positive people who inject drugs (PWID) globally are not receiving HIV care. This represents a major challenge among key populations to end the global HIV epidemic. This qualitative study explored the process and associated barriers of linking HIV-positive PWID who are in addiction treatment to HIV care in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Avoid stigmatising language for people who use drugs, global commission urges
People who use drugs are unfairly stigmatised by being described in derogatory terms by some clinicians, politicians, and the media, a global report has said.
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.
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