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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.
This California county had the highest hepatitis C rates in the state, and yet officials have hampered syringe programs.
Some of the federal funds in West Virginia will address the link between opioid misuse and HIV and hepatitis.
HIV, hepatitis and opioids take a toll on West Virginia. $2.4 million in federal aid arrives amid battles over syringe exchanges.
The Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan for the United States, released by HHS, offers a road map for the next five years.
People with an opioid use disorder, in particular, had a tenfold higher risk of being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Overdose deaths rose by nearly 5% in 2019, and the pandemic could make matters worse.
Infective endocarditis is a life-threatening bacterial infection of the heart valves that is associated with injection drug use.
The nation’s health care system provides unrestricted access to hepatitis C treatment.
This is one of many ways that people who use drugs can engage in harm reduction during the coronavirus pandemic.
A survey of local health departments reveals concerning news—and a silver lining.
A national survey found that primary care physicians had little interest in prescribing buprenorphine or naltrexone.
Even after federal regulators relaxed rules requiring daily clinic visits, these bad actors are still bringing patients in for monitoring.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended the usual systems governing the dispensation of medication-assisted treatment.
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