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GLASGOW’S MAJOR HIV OUTBREAK AMONGST PEOPLE WHO INJECT DRUGS SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING

[From National AIDS Trust, July 6, 2018]

“In 2015, an HIV outbreak was detected amongst people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in Glasgow. Three years on the outbreak has still not been controlled, and over 100 PWIDs in Scotland have been diagnosed with HIV. Those diagnosed have complex needs and experience severe social exclusion, with 40% having a history of incarceration and 45% reported ever being homeless.”

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