borne viruses and needle and syringe provision
UKHRA has mailed a copy of an important recent paper published in the British Medical Journal: 'Incidence of hepatitis C virus and HIV among new injecting drug users in London: prospective cohort study' to over 3000 agencies throughout the UK.
This paper, particularly when taken alongside other recent publications (full references for which are given below), gives cause for grave concern about the spread of blood-borne viral infections among young injectors in the UK. UKHRA is therefore circulating this paper as widely as possible to those who influence the planning and delivery of drug treatment in the UK.
To download and view the paper (as a pdf file), click here