All Change! Infections , injecting drug use and harm reduction. Vivian Hope IDU Team, HIV & STI Department, Health Protection Services – Colindale. Dr Vivian Hope Injecting Drug Use Team, HIV & STI Department, Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control,
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IDU Team, HIV & STI Department, Health Protection Services – Colindale
Dr Vivian Hope
Injecting Drug Use Team, HIV & STI Department,
Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control,
Public Health England.
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Centre for Research on Drugs & Health Behaviour,
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Data sources:UAM Survey of PWID.
Shooting Up report 2010
Spore forming bacterial infections among PWID: reported cases in the UK
Data source:Shooting Up report 2013.
‘Drug’ treatment demand: Presentations citing any ‘club’ drug, new treatment journeys
Looking at those only using ‘Club drugs’,
that is, those who report only using one or more of mephedrone, methamphetamine, ketamine, GHB and ecstasy.
The proportion currently injecting has doubled from:
5%(N=531) in 2011-12 to
10%(N=795) in 2012-13.
Data Sources: NTDMS / NTA; Shooting Up report 2013.
‘All’ & ‘new’ clients attending agency based NSPs in Cheshire & Merseyside (1991-2011).Data provided by Centre for Public Health at Liverpool JMU.AS = Anabolic Steroid.
Hope et al. BMJ Open 2013
A study of IPED injectors in the 1990s (N=149) found no HIV and 2.7% had ever been infected with hepatitis B.
Hope et al. 2013 BMJ Open.
Crampin et al. 1998 Epidemiology & Infection.
Data source:UAM Survey of PWID.