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The potentially lifesaving prescription drug buprenorphine is less available to women and Black and Latino people with opioid addiction.
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.
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.
Now that the dam has broken, it may not be long before additional overdose prevention centers open around the country.
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.
The funding, which also supports harm reduction, arrives from the NY attorney general’s settlements with opioid manufacturers.
The study results, from 2019, precede the surge of overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A $6.6 million grant aims to integrate services for HIV, hepatitis B and C and substance misuse into primary care clinics across the state.
Over 94,000 people died of drug overdoses in the U.S. last year. New York activists urge the new governor to OK overdose prevention centers.
Despite a surge in HIV cases linked to injection drug use, the syringe exchange regulations were to take effect July 9.
Mobile clinics could be innovative strategy for expanding access to care and providing uninterrupted treatment for people who inject drugs.
That’s a $267 million increase for HIV efforts from 2021. Plus, Biden’s 2022 budget invests $6.5 billion in health research.
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