Social contexts of access to treatment and care for HIV, hepatitis C and tuberculosis among people who inject drugs in European cities



2012 This is a summary of the key findings and recommendations emanating from a collaborative project between the European Commission Directorate of Health and Consumers and WHO/Europe, involving the Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) as a main partner.

It focuses on the key findings and recommendations of three main domains of activity:

  • a qualitative case study exploring the accessibility of HIV treatment for people who inject drugs (PWID),
  • a rapid assessment and literature review of the tuberculosis related services needs and accessibility of HIV/TB integrated service provision for PWID,
  • a qualitative case study and literature review exploring the accessibility of hepatitis C treatment for PWID.