Non-Viral Injecting-Related Injuries and Diseases

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Non-viral injecting related injuries and diseases, such as skin and soft tissue infections and blood clots, are incredibly common among people who inject illicit drugs.

Unfortunately, treatment for these harms is often postponed or neglected, leading to worse prognosis and disability.

Using a sentinel sample of people who inject drugs in Australia, we looked at the prevalence of a range of these harms, as well as how participants clustered together based on reporting the various types.

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