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The CDC estimates that 21% of people living with HIV also have hepatitis C virus.
Amid this crisis, state and local government officials have enacted laws and ordinances that make clean syringes harder to get.
The White House strategy embraces syringe services, access to housing and naloxone as three science-based approaches.
Now that the dam has broken, it may not be long before additional overdose prevention centers open around the country.
To fight drug overdoses, HIV and hepatitis, the Biden administration is endorsing harm reduction, including syringe services.
A surge in West Virginia HIV cases linked to injection drug use spurred the CDC to recommend solutions, including hepatitis C testing.
Citing lack of AIDS cases, Indiana county commissioner votes to shutter needle exchange.
The Scott County syringe program was associated with a substantial drop in new HIV cases since its legalization.
HIV, hepatitis and opioids take a toll on West Virginia. $2.4 million in federal aid arrives amid battles over syringe exchanges.
Federal judge rules in favor of nonprofit seeking to open the country’s first overdose prevention facility.
A new study confirms that providing clean drug injection equipment slows the spread of HIV.
Judge’s ruling may pave the way for opening the nation’s first supervised overdose prevention facility.
Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Infectious Disease Elimination Act, effective statewide July 1.
During a clinical trial for a new hep C treatment, David Whiters got cured.
Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Infectious Disease Elimination Act, effective statewide July 1. [VIDEO]
Surprise: GOP health chief backs needle exchanges as prevention. But the health secretary does not support safe injection sites.
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