Navigation Links
London: HIV Rates Shoot Up Amongst Drug Users

There has been a significant increase in new drug users who have HIV, and currently has recorded a rate so high, unseen in the last ten years. //

This rise in drug users is being attributed to increasing number of people injecting themselves with crack cocaine, according to reports from The Health Protection Agency. HIV infection among injecting drug users did not change much in London but areas outside of London witnessed a six-fold increase. According to 2005 Statistics, 1.6% of drug users in England and Wales are HIV-positive as against one in 100, in the year 2002.

Professor Peter Borriello, director of the HPA's centre for infections, said: "This coincides with a reported increase in more risky behaviors among injecting drug users, as well as a rise in hepatitis C injection.There is also evidence of an increase in the injecting of crack cocaine which has shown to be associated with transmission of blood-born viruses such as HIV and hepatitis C.”

Dr Fortune Ncube, who keeps a track of the health of injecting drug users for the agency, said "Necessary steps to achieve this include the provision of enough needles and syringes and available information and practical advice on safer injecting practices, as well as guidance on safe disposal of used equipment."

Therefore, it is imperative that drug education programmes continue to be imparted.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Aspirin Found To Be Effective In Reducing Breast Cancer Rates
2. Air Pollution Can Even Increase Death Rates
3. Injury Rates High For Workers In Poultry Farms
4. US Kidney Failure Rates show Stabilization After 20-Year Climb
5. Decline in Paternity Rates Following Treatment for Testicular Cancer
6. Declining Rates Of Sperm Donors Over The Past 5 Years
7. Concern Over High Smoking Rates Among Young
8. Disparity In Survival Rates In US and Canadian heart Patients
9. Paid-For Sex Rates In Britain Has Increased Two Fold Over The Past 10 Years
10. The Alarming Rates Of HIV Incidence In The Rural Districts Of Orissa
11. Rising Rates of Whooping Cough in Idaho
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... Aerolib Healthcare Solutions ... Clinical and Regulatory education for Physicians, Physician Advisors, Case managers, Utilization Review ... of Disease Specific Documentation Improvement. , The Aerolib Learning Management System is ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... LINCOLN, R.I. (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... With the cold weather here, ... sidewalks. , Snow blowers are efficient when clearing large amounts of snow, but they can ... tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for the proper use of snow blowers:, ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... WhoHaha , a digital media company ... Heart Association (AHA) to produce a three-part video series that uses humor to highlight ... of the launch of AHA’s Healthy For Good™ movement, which is designed to inspire ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... WholeHealth is ... year. Drs. Alexander Paziotopoulos, Andrew Petersen and Trish Henrie-Barrus will be present Saturday ... clinic’s leading recovery program. , “We know it’s easy to get carried ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... recently provided a new $11,250,000 senior credit facility to Sunrise, Florida-based Management Health ... facility were used to facilitate a recapitalization of MedPro led by Harren Equity ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/20/2017)... DUBLIN , Jan 20, 2017 ... Pharmaceutical Stability Testing Market Trends, Opportunities, and Future" report to ... ... market sizing, emerging trends, and technologies, and provides a snapshot of ... year is 2015 and forecasts are provided from 2016 to 2020. ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... Avillion LLP, a co-developer and financier of late-stage pharmaceutical product candidates, ... Chief Medical Officer. Dr Weinberg will be based in ... ... 17 years as a pharmaceutical and biotech executive with experience ranging ... of his career, he has interfaced with the US Food & ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... -- The Global Therapy Partnering Terms and Agreements since ... and agreements entered into by the world,s leading healthcare ... deals by value - Deals listed by company A-Z, ... report provides understanding and access to the partnering deals ... companies. The report provides an analysis of partnering ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: