Key Publications

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Low Dead Space Posters and Leaflet

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Exchange Supplies and Michael Linnell have produced a collection of posters and a colourful leaflet to promote the use of reduced dead space equipment. Low dead space injecting equipment has less space between the needle and the plunger after injecting.

Chemsex and Harm Reduction for Gay Men Who Have Sex With Other Men

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Chemsex briefing from Harm Reduction International. Using substances for sex and socialising is not a new phenomenon. Drug use was documented among gay men and other men who have sex with men long before the term “chemsex” was coined. Chemsex, which has come to the attention of public health professionals in the past decade, involves both sexual and drug-related high risk behaviours such as multiple sexual partners, the use of multiple drugs together, and injecting drug use.

HIV in the UK

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HIV epidemiological reports based on PHE data on HIV testing, diagnosis and care in the UK.

Global State of Harm Reduction Reports

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Harm Reduction International’s flagship publication is the biennial Global State of Harm Reduction report. First published in 2008, it involves a coordinated effort across practitioners, academics, advocates and activists to map global data and responses to HIV and hepatitis C epidemics related to unsafe injecting and non-injecting drug use.

Low Dead Space Injecting Equipment: A Briefing

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Maximising the Effectiveness of Needle Exchange with low dead space syringes and prevention of accidental sharing, this briefing by Exchange Supplies is a free 24 page book that is a comprehensive guide to addressing these two key areas of injecting related risk. Giving full descriptions of the advantages of low dead space injecting equipment and […]

Shooting Up: Infections among people who inject drugs in the UK

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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 people who inject drugs (PWID) in the UK.

Hepatitis C in the UK

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major public health threat in the UK. These reports summarise the scale of the problem and are intended to support focused action.

Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales Statistical bulletins

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This bulletin presents the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on deaths related to drug poisoning (involving both legal and illegal drugs) and drug misuse (involving illegal drugs) in England and Wales.

Alternatives to Public Injecting

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Harm Reduction Coalition invited experts from several countries to share their various SIF models, planning and policy development process, implementation challenges, and evaluation results. This report is a summary of the proceedings of the consultation.

Back Yard

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Many of the most vulnerable people are not well served by existing models of treatment. So we need new ways of engaging these people in services that can save their lives. The need for drug consumption rooms is urgent.

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