The Negative Impact of the War on Drugs on Public Health: The Hidden Hepatitis C Epidemic

by Miguel Darcy de Oliveira, Ilona Szabo de Carvalho, Patricia Kundrat et al.
Global Commission on Drug Policy, May 2013

24 pp. 4.1 MB:
http://www.globalcommissionondrugs.org/hepatitis/gcdp_hepatitis_english.pdf

In 2012 the Global Commission on Drug Policy released a report that outlined how the ‘war on drugs’ is driving the HIV epidemic among people who use drugs. The present report focuses on hepatitis C as it represents another massive and deadly epidemic for this population. It provides a brief overview of the hepatitis C virus, before exploring how the ‘war on drugs’ and repressive drug policies are failing to drive transmission down.

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