Epidemiology

Problem Drug Users

The introduced in 2006 law against drugs appeared to be uneffective in terms of reducing drug usage and related health problems.

Number of problem drug users (PDUs) is still rising

Number of PDUs by years (BBSS and PDUs Size estimation studies)
40 000 – 2009
45 000 – 2012
49 700 – 2015 (among them opioid users – 20 000)

Number of HIV cases tripled since 2008

source: http://geostat.ge/index.php?action=page&p_id=197&lang=eng

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total numebr of registered patients 377 475 638 880 1156 1500 1851 2236 2663 2861 3387 3877 4441 5158 5877
of which new cases from total number 96 98 163 242 276 344 351 385 427 198 526 490 564 717 719
Total number of deaths (cumulative) 59 80 131 194 249 329 419 500 602 709 823 929 1015 1119 1247
o.w. number of deaths from new cases 13 21 51 63 55 80 90 81 102 107 114 106 86 104 128

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