The Global State of Harm reduction: Towards an integrated response, Harm Reduction International, 2012

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The Global State of Harm reduction: Towards an integrated response. (2012). Harm Reduction International.
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Thirty per cent of HIV infections outside sub-Saharan Africa, representing approximately 3 million people, are attributed to injecting drug use. New infections among people who use drugs account for an increasing share of global HIV incidence. In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, injecting drug use accounts for up to 80% of HIV infections, with the annual rate of new HIV infections in the region having increased by more than 250% between 2001 and 2010. In several countries in sub-Saharan Africa including Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa a new wave of infections due to drug injecting has emerged in recent years.

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