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A decriminalization law in Maine allows people to have syringes. It’s an effort to combat rising overdose deaths and hepatitis C cases.
The Damien Center in Indianapolis adds clean syringes to its harm reduction, HIV and hepatitis C efforts.
Despite a surge in HIV cases linked to injection drug use, the syringe exchange regulations were to take effect July 9.
Oklahoma ranks third in the nation for hepatitis C deaths, and the virus is mostly transmitted through injection drug use.
This California county had the highest hepatitis C rates in the state, and yet officials have hampered syringe programs.
Syringe service programs are one of the most impactful tools we have to end HIV, viral hepatitis and overdose syndemics.
Novel coronavirus guidance for people who use drugs and for groups that provide syringe services.
In that state, and across the nation, accidental overdose is the leading cause of death for people under 50.
Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Infectious Disease Elimination Act, effective statewide July 1.
Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Infectious Disease Elimination Act, effective statewide July 1. [VIDEO]
The 62 grantees help reduce HIV and hepatitis C cases stemming from injection drug use.
Needle reuse infects millions of people with Hep-C. One time use syringes are available but they have never been used in a widespread way.
A new type of syringe apparently falls short at lowering the risk of hepatitis C virus transmission.
The bill would approve a five-year pilot program.
If you’re living with HIV and hep C and still using drugs and alcohol, typically the best advice for you is to get clean.
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