Factsheet: HARiS - HIV and AIDS Response Indicator Survey 2015 for Injecting Drug User. Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health. (2016)

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In Hong Kong, the number of HIV cases transmitted through injecting drug use (IDU) has remained low up till now and contributed to less than 5% of all reported cases cumulatively. However, the potential risk of cluster outbreak and rapid upsurge of infection among the IDU population is always a concern. To monitor HIV-related risk behaviours and access to HIV testing services among IDU, this population has been included as one of the four at-risk populations in the HIV/AIDS Response Indicator Survey (HARiS) implemented since 2013. The third round of survey was conducted in 2015 via commissioning to the Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Disease, School of Public Health and Primary Care of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Keywords: Hong Kong, HIV, IDU, STI, sexual behaviours, testing, needle, condom

 

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