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A new Iris House campaign promotes HIV, hep C and STI testing and emphasizes the importance of mental health among young people.
Prescriptions in the household have long been cited as a source of individuals’ misuse of opioids.
The United States isn’t alone in grappling with this growing health problem.
Researchers analyzed rates of use of buprenorphine, which is used to treat opioid use disorder, between 2009 and 2018.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
Taking opioids at the same time as benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Ativan, is also associated with overdose.
The majority of new cases of hepatitis C occur among people younger than 30 who inject drugs.
An analysis of newly diagnosed youths in California found they had limited access to opioid-related harm reduction services.
It’s a lot easier to fight addiction when you have a stable place to live.
Researchers followed a group of teenagers over time and found that their rate of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease rose in young adulthood.
Doctors are finding ways to diagnose and treat this difficult-to-reach demographic.
Matt Heskett discusses his journey with hepatitis C for the first time with the press.
Researchers analyzed data on more than a quarter of a million teens and young adults attending federally qualified health centers.
Researchers modeled the differences between testing focused on baby boomers versus universal screening.
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