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Scots drug deaths hit new record high

Drug deaths in Scotland hit a new record high in 2017, having more than doubled in a decade. New figures from the National Records of Scotland showed that 934 drug-related deaths were recorded in 2017.

Published
04 July 2018
From
BBC News
Why are drug-related deaths among women increasing in Scotland?

Drug-related deaths have increased significantly in Scotland in recent years. Although men still account for the majority of cases, over the last 10 years the percentage increase in deaths among women has been much greater than among men. This report draws on routine data, published research, conversations with professional stakeholders, and interviews with women with lived experience of problem drug use to examine potential explanations for this phenomenon, and to identify priority areas for future work.

Published
02 July 2018
From
Scottish Government
Feeling horny and sexy at Pride? We need to talk about chemsex too

OPINION: This pride season we need to talk about the gay and bi men getting high and horny – they deserve our compassion. As renowned play The Chemsex Monologues comes to the all-new Above the Stag Theatre for the Pride in London 2018 festival, writer Patrick Cash reflects on how he first came across chemsex. The Chemsex Monologues follow four people with interconnecting stories on the high and horny scene.

Published
27 June 2018
From
Gay Star News
Pushing for harm reduction success in Burundi

Burundi learn about harm reduction from one of the pioneers on the African continent.

Published
25 June 2018
From
AVERT
Las Vegas' Needle Exchange Vending Machines Are A First In The U.S.

Needle exchanges provide people with drug addictions a place to turn in used needles and get new ones while working to prevent outbreaks of hepatitis and HIV. In 2017, Las Vegas installed three vending machines to dispense free, unused needles.

Published
15 May 2018
From
WBUR
Drug and alcohol services cut by £162m as deaths increase

Analysis by the BBC found £162m (18%) has been cut from treatment budgets in England since 2013-14. In 2013 there were 2,734 drug poisoning deaths in England, rising to 3,450 in 2016, official figures show.

Published
14 May 2018
From
BBC
HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Glasgow now involves over 100 infections, many homeless

An HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Glasgow involves over 100 cases and is still ongoing, investigators report in The Journal of Infectious

Published
03 May 2018
By
Michael Carter
With Glasgow Facing an HIV Crisis, the Media Need to Stop Stigmatising Drug Users

Sensationalism in some of the tabloid press in the UK is hardly a recent phenomenon, with much of their reputation built on vilifying marginalised groups in a bid to pander to right wing ideology. But, in the face of what has been described as an “uncontained HIV outbreak” in Glasgow, the potentially damaging language used by the media in Scotland to describe so-called ‘junkies’ must be held to account.

Published
02 May 2018
From
A Thousand Flowers (blog)
Eight weeks of treatment with Epclusa cured almost all people with HCV receiving opioid substitution therapy

An eight-week course of sofosbuvir/velpatasvir (Epclusa) cured almost all people with hepatitis C genotype 3 without cirrhosis receiving treatment alongside opioid substitution therapy through community pharmacies or prisons

Published
13 April 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Linkage to care specialist facilitates access to hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs

A longitudinal study involving more than 1,000 individuals reports promising role for linkage to care specialists in expanding access to hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs. Almost 50% of patients referred to a medical practitioner made it to their first appointment and that 60% of those seen were initiated on treatment.

Published
13 April 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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