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A combination of needle exchange, methadone maintenance and a shift away from injecting meant that between 2008 and 2012, 1000 fewer Scottish injectors had to face chronic infection with the potentially deadly hepatitis C virus.
Implementation of comprehensive harm reduction policies has achieved impressive reductions in incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Scotland, research publish in PLOS ONE shows.
Stop AIDS commends the UK Department for International Development on its commitments to address HIV among key populations in developing countries, and reviews areas where DFID should take further action.
This document develops core arguments for why people who inject drugs should be included in national treatment guidelines and programmes for chronic HCV infection – from both public health and human rights perspectives.