Needle Exchange Surveillance Initiative (NESI) report 2008-09 to 2017-18

09 April 2019

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Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has published the latest Needle Exchange Surveillance Initiative (NESI) report.

NESI measures and monitors the prevalence of blood-borne viruses and injecting risk behaviours among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Scotland and is funded by Scottish Government via the Sexual Health and Blood-Borne Virus Framework.     

This latest report presents the results, at the NHS board level, for the data collection period from July 2017 until October 2018, during which data were collected across the 11 mainland Scottish NHS Boards. This report also presents the findings of the NESI survey, at Scotland-wide level, from 2008-09 until the most recent survey, 2017-18.