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A study conducted in Australia treated people attending a syringe services program.
Needle exchanges are being endorsed and legalized in a number of red states.
But the health secretary does not support safe injection sites.
State lawmakers shut down Madison County’s only clean needle site last year amid an intensifying opioid crisis.
Small communities across the country are having trouble adapting the urban model of syringe exchange to suit their needs.
Scott County, Indiana, recently saw a major outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C among people who inject drugs.
The city has been slowly shutting down its syringe exchanges over the past two years. A recent New York Times report investigates why.
The state is seeking new ways to curb the spread of hepatitis C in the midst of the ongoing opioid crisis.
Several counties have seen HCV rates double, yet advocates say treatment and prevention strategies are still not in place.
Ending the epidemic is going to require addressing the fact that certain individuals are at high risk of reinfection after a cure.
The programs hope to counter a recent spike in HIV and hepatitis C cases linked to injection drug use.
Citing concerns over the public health hazards posed by dirty needles, the city of Santa Ana didn’t approve a permit for the site.
The 62 grantees help reduce HIV and hepatitis C cases stemming from injection drug use.
The advocacy group is officially in support of the IDEA bill, a proposal aimed at reducing overdose deaths, HIV and hepatitis C.
It mostly involved men who have sex with men, but the state also faces a major challenge with injection drug use.
Until now, international studies had proved only that the approaches reduced injecting risk behavior.
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