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People who inject drugs who are in contact with harm reduction organisations found to be more likely to use condoms and sterile needles, and be on opioid substitution therapy or HIV treatment.
Eastern Europe continues to account for the large majority of the 160,000 people newly infected with HIV in the WHO European Region – with little signs of improvement.
Austerity, international donor retreat and poor political support are severely limiting harm reduction responses in several European Union (EU) countries
The proportion of people affected by the leading cause of death for people living with HIV, tuberculosis, is on the rise in Europe.
A new report by the European Centres for Disease Control (ECDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) shows that prevention efforts are failing, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, as the number of people living with HIV in Europe reaches over 2 million for the first time.
Number of people living with HIV in Russia reaches 1 million. People aged 25-35 are particularly effected, with injecting drug use and heterosexual sex the most common routes of transmission.