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  • England: Countdown to hep C eradication

    NHS England’s target date to eliminate hepatitis C is now just six years away. DDN hears what progress has been made, and what’s left to achieve, at the LJWG on Substance Use and Hepatitis C annual conference.

    05 February 2019 | Drink & Drug News
  • Needle and syringe programs cost-effectively prevent hepatitis C transmission

    Providing clean injecting equipment through needle and syringe programs is a highly cost-effective way of preventing hepatitis C (HCV) transmission among people who inject drugs and could save millions of pounds in infection treatment costs in the UK, according to research led by the University of Bristol and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

    24 January 2019 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • 8 Lessons Learned at the European Harm Reduction Conference

    The 4th European Harm Reduction Conference took place in Bucharest on 21-23 November, 2018. Please watch the video report we made at the event – and read about some of the messages we could take home.

    04 December 2018 | Drug Reporter
  • Stigma means Russia risks HIV epidemic as cases rise

    Stigma around homosexuality and drug use means Russia and some former Soviet Union countries risk developing out-of-control HIV epidemics, experts have said, after data showed a record number of new cases last year.

    29 November 2018 | The Guardian
  • This City’s Overdose Deaths Have Plunged. Can Others Learn From It?

    Dayton, Ohio, had one of the highest overdose death rates in the nation in 2017. The city made many changes, and fatal overdoses are down more than 50 percent from last year.

    26 November 2018 | New York Times
  • Safer Consumption Spaces: Three Underground Models

    In Seattle there are three underground groups that have each set up safe spaces for people to use drugs. They are vastly different from each other and have completely different policies; they therefore illustrate a diverse range of possibilities for what a drug users’ safe space can be.

    22 November 2018 | Filter
  • Opioid Crisis Fuels A Spike In HIV Infections, And Experts Fear There's More To Come

    As two cities in Massachusetts struggle with an outbreak, the powerful synthetic fentanyl may be mostly to blame.

    04 October 2018 | Huffington Post
  • New bid to cut deaths in Glasgow's HIV 'epidemic'

    A LEADING HIV charity is launching a project that it hopes will save lives in the midst of a Glasgow epidemic of the blood borne virus – the worst in the UK since the eighties – that experts claim has still not been contained.

    25 September 2018 | The National
  • Overwhelming evidence shows hepatitis C treatment effective for people who inject drugs

    Researchers are calling on an end to discriminatory health and illicit drugs policies, based on overwhelming evidence that new hepatitis C therapies are effective at curing the virus in people who inject drugs.

    21 September 2018 | EurekAlert
  • The Crucial Link Between Drug Policy and HIV Rates

    The evidence that a government’s posture toward drug use affects HIV rates is compelling, and there are a number of case studies from around the world that suggest a therapy-first approach could significantly lower HIV transmission rates among PWID.

    18 September 2018 | MD Magazine
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