Shooting Up: Infections among people who inject drugs in the UK 2012
This report describes time trends on the extent of infections among people who inject drugs in the UK to the end of 2012. This year’s report focuses on the changing nature of injecting drug use.
People who inject drugs (PWID) are vulnerable to a wide range of viral and bacterial infections. These infections can result in high levels of illness and in death, so public health surveillance of infectious diseases and the associated risk and protective behaviours among this group are important. This Public Health England publication reports on the extent of infections among PWID in the UK.