Drug-related infectious diseases in Europe: Update from the EMCDDA expert network, 2020


This 2020 EMCDDA update on drug-related infectious diseases aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the current situation with regard to the epidemiological picture of drug-related infectious diseases in Europe up to January 2020, while highlighting some of the current innovative responses to the problem.

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Table of contents

  • At a glance
  • Introduction
  • European overview of HIV trends and prevalence among people who inject drugs
  • HIV continuum of care among people who inject drugs: European countries lag behind treatment and viral suppression targets
  • European overview of viral hepatitis prevalence among people who inject drugs
  • Viral hepatitis: the EMCDDA elimination barometer supports national monitoring
  • Local outbreaks of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs
  • Promoting evidence-based interventions
  • References
  • Acknowledgements