Glasgow HIV Outbreak - World AIDS Day Briefing
An update briefing for World AIDS Day 2019 on frontline responses to the Glasgow HIV outbreak
Waverley Care and Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) have co-produced a briefing to mark World AIDS Day 2019, focussing on the Glasgow HIV outbreak.
Since 2015 there have been 162 diagnoses of HIV among people who inject drugs in Glasgow, compared to an average of 10 per year prior to 2015. Around half of those diagnosed in 2019 acquired HIV recently, indicating that the outbreak is ongoing.
This briefing shares our learning from the first year of our HIV Street Support Project. It also provides an update on both of our organisations’ work to support people affected by HIV and prevent further infections.