Over the last few decades, the use of Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPEDs) has become more widespread. Alongside this increase in use, there has been an associated rise in the number of reported infections and complications associated with IPED use.
This website (formally SIEDsInfo.co.uk) and supporting resources, developed by Public Health Wales, in conjunction with partners at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, aims to provide reliable and evidence based information and advice to reduce the harms associated with the use of IPEDs.
Public Health Wales is an NHS organisation providing professionally independent public health advice and services to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of the population.
The IPED Info Survey is now closed!
For those who contributed in National IPED Info Survey 2016, thank you very much, your contribution has been very important.
Thanks to your support over 640 people who used IPEDs participated in the survey in 2016 from across England, Scotland and Wales. This work will allow us to continue to inform and develop harm reduction services, health messages and support in relation to IPEDs.
We are analysing the findings at present, but a copy of the survey final report will be available shortly. In the mean time please see the following infographics and reports from past surveys:
Injecting carries several risks, both from the process and from the drugs themselves.
It is important to be aware of these risks before attempting to inject any substance.