Drug-related infectious diseases indicator (poster)

Series type: Poster

Summary

Drug-related infectious diseases (DRID) are among the most serious health consequences of drug use. The DRID indicator collects data on the extent of drug-related infections amongpeople who inject drugs. This group is a key population affected by blood-borne viruses — primarily human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C and B viruses (HCV and HBV) — which can be transmitted through sharing injection equipment and, to a lesser extent, through sexual contact.

The DRID indicator is one of a set of five key epidemiological indicators that are used by the EMCDDA to facilitate data collection, analysis and reporting on key aspects of the prevalence, patterns and consequences of drug use in Europe.

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