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 2016, which brought together national experts from the 28 EU Member States, Norway and Turkey.

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Table of contents

  • Introduction and objective of this report
  • Overview of the current situation: prevalence and trends in injecting, HIV and HCV infections
  • Tailoring infectious disease prevention measures to the needs of vulnerable groups
  • HCV treatment and continuum of care
  • Drug-related infectious disease news and updates
  • References and further reading
  • Acknowledgements
  • Resources
  • Appendixes