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Hepatitis C prevalence was higher among people with unstable housing and those who injected drugs every day.
More research is needed on the diverse biological, behavioral and social factors underlying sex-based differences in drug use.
Breakthrough findings from NIH study could lead to more effective prevention and treatment strategies.
These data are consistent with a recent study reporting expansion was not associated with an increase in methadone-involved overdose deaths.
Amid this crisis, state and local government officials have enacted laws and ordinances that make clean syringes harder to get.
In 2022, reported use of any illicit drug within the past year remained at or significantly below pre-pandemic levels for all grades.
Authorities encourage more health care providers to prescribe buprenorphine for people trying to overcome opioid addiction.
Formerly a homeless person who used heroin, she advocated for New Yorkers affected by housing insecurity, drugs, HIV and hepatitis.
However, the overdose death rate resulting from synthetic opioids, especially fentanyl, rose between 2017 and 2018.
A systematic review of hep C treatment outcomes in this population shows they have high cure rates and relatively low reinfection rates.
Researchers point to heroin use as a major driver of new hepatitis C and HIV cases among people who inject drugs.
Researchers believe that lack of economic opportunity drives an increase in opioid use among local residents.
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.
Experts are not certain what this latest trend signifies for the trajectory of the opioid use disorder epidemic, however.
A recent opinion piece in the Columbia Journalism Review argues that the distinction matters.
Health advocate David Whiters has mastered some smooth moves since overcoming addiction and hep C.
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