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Someone dies of an overdose about every 5 minutes, often as a result of fentanyl and meth. Drug use also spurs HIV and hepatitis outbreaks.
But American Indians and Alaska Natives saw the sharpest increase in deaths involving methamphetamines. Here’s a possible solution.
The drugs naltrexone and bupropion are currently approved for other indications.
One bill would create 1,000 new residency positions for physicians going into addiction treatment medicine.
Chemsex typically refers to sex with multiple partners involving recreational drugs including meth, GHB and MDMA.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
An analysis of newly diagnosed youths in California found they had limited access to opioid-related harm reduction services.
An opinion piece in Nature calls out federal efforts to tackle the U.S. opioid crisis.
A study of gay and bi men with HIV in Australia who had been cured of hep C found they associated hep C with injection drug use.
Health care facilities serving people who use drugs are well-positioned to initiate hepatitis C testing. But they don’t.
Health care facilities serving people who use drugs are well-positioned to initiate hepatitis C testing. But ’they don’t.
One percent of gay and bi men in a Dutch PrEP study contracted hepatitis C annually; of those cured, one in four were reinfected per year.
Ending the epidemic is going to require addressing the fact that certain individuals are at high risk of reinfection after a cure.
Among those with hep C, factors such as smoking and unhealthy diets are responsible for perhaps half their excess mortality risk.
A look at the most notable HIV-related studies presented at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle.
The project seeks to discourage injection and cut back on pipe sharing among local drug users.
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