In Austria, the prevalence of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs (PWID) is based on results from diagnostic tests carried out in treatment facilities and low-threshold centres. Information on the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) among drug-related deaths is routinely collected, but is not provided in all autopsy reports.
|Data from 2017.|
|Sub-national||60.0 - 83.5||0.0 - 0.0|
Although based on a small sample size and not representative of all PWID, sub-national data based on serological tests indicate that HCV infection is the most prevalent drug-related infectious disease among PWID in Austria, while HIV infection remains at low levels, and prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection has remained stable for several years. Data from the Austrian HIV cohort indicate that numbers of newly registered HIV-positive individuals among PWID have decreased in recent years.