Drug-related infectious diseases in Europe: update from the EMCDDA expert network


This report provides an update on infectious diseases related to injecting drug use in Europe. It covers both the EMCDDA Drug-related infectious diseases indicator, which collects data on the situation, and the responses in the area. The report is based on the indicator’s annual expert meeting, held in Lisbon in June 2017, which brought together national experts from the 28 EU Member States, Norway, Turkey, European neighbourhood countries and partner organisations.

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Table of contents

  • Introduction and objective of this report
  • Overview of drug-related infections and risk
  • Hepatitis C and prisons
  • Drug consumption rooms
  • Drug use and sexual risks among men who have sex with men  
  • In brief
  • References
  • Acknowledgements
  • Resources and latest data available
  • Appendixes