New publication: integration of HIV, TB and harm reduction services in Portugal

WHO/Europe has produced a new publication called "A rapid assessment of the accessibility and integration of HIV, TB and harm reduction services for people who inject drugs in Portugal".

Injecting drug use is associated with high risk of tuberculosis (TB) and reduced retention in treatment. There is a lack of documented strategies for the effective delivery of integrated HIV, TB and drug dependency treatment. Within a harm reduction framework, Portugal has made concerted efforts to move towards integrated service delivery.