Bloodborne viruses – drugs

Research and analysis – Shooting Up: infections among people who inject drugs in the UK, 2016
This Public Health England report describes the extent of infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) in the United Kingdom | PHE, UK

Hepatitis C among drug users in Europe: epidemiology, treatment and prevention, 2016
Hepatitis C among drug users in Europe: epidemiology, treatment and prevention provides a timely contribution to raising awareness of the hepatitis C epidemic in Europe and the opportunities now opening up to tackle this problem decisively. A state of the art review of the epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Europe and an overview of the way preventive measures are currently implemented in European countries set the scene | EMCDDA, Portugal

Hepatitis C in the UK, 2016
The most recent national estimates suggest that around 214,000 individuals are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the UK | PHE, UK

Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with chronic hepatitis C infection, 2016 (PDF)
The field of HCV therapeutics continues to evolve rapidly and, since the World Health Organization (WHO) issued its first Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection in 2014, several new medicines have been approved by at least one stringent regulatory authority | WHO, Switzerland

Guidance: Hepatitis C prevention, diagnosis and treatment in prisons in England, 2016 (PDF)
This document is aimed at prison healthcare managers, prison healthcare teams, prison governors, prison substance misuse teams, health and justice commissioners, specialised commissioners, operational delivery networks and clinical commissioning groups | Hepatitis C Trust, UK

HIV, HCV, TB and Harm Reduction in Prisons,  2016
This report identifies some of the most important human rights and public health standards relating to HIV, HCV and TB in prisons, and the vital role of harm reduction provision in ensuring them | HRI, UK

Improving the quality of HIV-related point-of-care testing, 2016 (PDF)
This handbook has been created to address the weaknesses identified in existing point-of-care testing programmes and to assist service providers in adhering to a new set of minimum standards that promote and ensure quality assurance for HIV related point-of-care testing | WHO, Switzerland

Harm Reduction and the Global HIV Epidemic, 2015 (PDF)
This report assesses the state of harm reduction worldwide by focusing on the steps that five sample countries—Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Ukraine, and Vietnam—have, or have not, taken to address the HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs (PWID) | amfAR, USA

Drug-related infectious diseases in Europe. Update from the EMCDDA expert network, 2015
This report provides an update on infectious diseases related to injecting drug use in Europe for the period up to June 2015. The report covers both the EMCDDA Drug-related infectious diseases indicator, which collects data on the situation, and the responses in the area | EMCDDA, Portugal

Annual report from the sentinel surveillance study of blood borne virus testing in England: data for January to December 2014, 2015 (PDF)
This report provides summary data for individuals who were first reported to the sentinel surveillance programme during 2014. Sections 1 to 7 describes testing and demographic information for individuals tested by venepuncture for hepatitis A to E, HIV, and HTLV | PHE, UK

HIV and young people who inject drugs: Technical brief, 2015
This brief aims to catalyse and inform discussions about how best to provide health services, programmes and support for young people who inject drugs. It offers a concise account of current knowledge concerning the HIV risk and vulnerability of young people who inject drugs; the barriers and constraints they face to appropriate services; examples of programmes that may work well in addressing their needs and rights; and approaches and considerations for providing services that both draw upon and build the strengths, competencies and capacities of young people who inject drugs | WHO, Switzerland

Technical guide for countries to set targets for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care for injecting drug users, 2012, (PDF)
This document provides technical guidance to countries on monitoring efforts to prevent and treat HIV infection among people who inject drugs (PWID) and for setting ambitious but achievable national targets for scaling up towards universal access | WHO, UNODC, UNAIDS, Switzerland