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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.
Syringe service programs are one of the most impactful tools we have to end HIV, viral hepatitis and overdose syndemics.
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.
Rising rates of obesity are fueling the epidemic.
Surprise: GOP health chief backs needle exchanges as prevention. But the health secretary does not support safe injection sites.
Insurance companies can no longer implement harmful co-pay accumulator policies.
Hepatitis A outbreaks reveal that America’s public health system is failing.
Officials have reported 1,031 new cases over the past year—one of the highest rates in the country.
The pharmaceutical company’s grant-making arm is teaming up with Marshall Health to address areas hit hardest by opioids.
The state is the latest to be struck by an outbreak making its way across the country.
The city has been slowly shutting down its syringe exchanges over the past two years. A recent New York Times report investigates why.
Thanks to a $1.375 million grant, testing for the viruses at one emergency department has already increased 5,000 percent.
It mostly involved men who have sex with men, but the state also faces a major challenge with injection drug use.
As many States have been tackling the recent heroin and opioid problem sweeping the nation, one has been hit hardest.
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