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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.
AIDS United spearheads the rebranded Harm Reduction Futures Fund to also prevent HIV, viral hepatitis and overdoses.
Plus: A HepVu fellow aims to geographically track hep C rates and overdose deaths and thus identify where risk is the highest.
Pickings for concurrent treatment are slim in Ending the HIV Epidemic rural communities.
Testing advances made during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to “test and treat” approaches for hepatitis C. But there’s a holdup.
The hepatitis bridge counselor will work in Guilford County and other parts of central North Carolina.
Pairing HCV testing and treatment eliminates the need to navigate the medical system.
Providers will no longer have to file burdensome preauthorization forms to get Virginia Medicaid’s approval for hepatitis C meds.
Fatal drug overdoses—mostly due to opioids, including fentanyl, but also meth and cocaine—spiked 28.5% during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of people treated for hepatitis C hit a low point during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pregnant people at highest risk for hepatitis C were white, American Indian or Alaska Natives and lived in the Northeast or Appalachia.
To fight drug overdoses, HIV and hepatitis, the Biden administration is endorsing harm reduction, including syringe services.
Co-occurring health disorders appear to contribute to increased risk, NIH study suggests.
The funding, which also supports harm reduction, arrives from the NY attorney general’s settlements with opioid manufacturers.
The Damien Center in Indianapolis adds clean syringes to its harm reduction, HIV and hepatitis C efforts.
News and tweets from the SYNChronicity 2021 Conference on HIV, hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections and LGBTQ health
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