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Amid this crisis, state and local government officials have enacted laws and ordinances that make clean syringes harder to get.
Cure rate was three times as high for people who received treatment through a syringe service program.
AIDS United spearheads the rebranded Harm Reduction Futures Fund to also prevent HIV, viral hepatitis and overdoses.
The White House strategy embraces syringe services, access to housing and naloxone as three science-based approaches.
COVID-19 had an “immense impact” on HIV, hepatitis and STI screening, prevention and care.
A second New Jersey law makes it legal to possess a syringe, and a third just-signed law creates a review panel to study overdoses.
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.
The Damien Center in Indianapolis adds clean syringes to its harm reduction, HIV and hepatitis C efforts.
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.
A surge in West Virginia HIV cases linked to injection drug use spurred the CDC to recommend solutions, including hepatitis C testing.
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.
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