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Schottland. NHS buys mobile needle exchange for addicts amid HIV 'outbreak'

The NHS has bought a mobile needle exchange for heroin addicts to use in a bid to halt an “uncontained HIV outbreak” in Scotland’s largest city.

It is estimated that one-in-five people who inject drugs in public places in Glasgow are now infected with the incurable virus that attacks the immune system and can lead to Aids.

NHS figures obtained by the Sunday Herald show there has been 117 new HIV cases among an estimated 400 to 500 people who inject drugs publicly in Glasgow since 2015. (The Herals – Sunday Herald, Schottland, 18.03.2018)

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/16094837.HIV_outbreak_sees_NHS_buy____mobile_needle_exchange_van____for_heroin_addicts/