Infographic: Romania’s second plague - Tuberculosis

November 17, 2014

Check out our new infographic on Romania, where the poor health services provided for injecting drug users lead to increased shared needle use driven by new psychoactive substances. All of this has caused a surge in new HIV cases, and the revival of tuberculosis among people who use drugs.

A reduction in funding support for needle and syringe exchange programs, together with a major increase in the use of new psychoactive substances in Romania, has resulted in a massive increase in HIV cases among people who inject drugs. Furthermore in Romania poor health care services provided for people who live with drugs is the main cause for the renewed spread of tuberculosis, leading to increased mortality.

Check out Drugreporters’ latest Drugfacts infographic, made in cooperation with Romanian Harm Reduction Network.

Drawings: Zsófi Láng