HIV among people who inject drugs in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia: a systematic review with implications for policy

by Emma Jolley, Tim Rhodes, Lucy Platt et al.
BMJ Open 2012;2:e001465

21 pp. 921 kB:
http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/2/5/e001465.full.pdf+html

HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID) is a major public health concern in Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia. The HIV epidemic among PWID in the region is varied, with the greatest burden generally in Eastern Europe. Data suggest that the current response to HIV among PWID is insufficient, and hindered by multiple environmental barriers including restricted access to services and unsupportive policy or social environments.

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