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Kanawha County leaders want to get ahead of a potential HIV cluster and avoid a repeat of nearby Cabell County.
Judge’s ruling may pave the way for opening the nation’s first supervised overdose prevention facility.
Researchers followed people with a drug-injection history who had been cured of hepatitis C and were receiving addiction treatment.
With 73 confirmed cases in Cabell County, residents and officials reconsider needle exchange programs.
A CDC survey found concerning rates of high-risk sex and injection practices and a lower rate of successful treatment of HIV.
U=U is 100% effective, and PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV by 99% in men who have sex with men, according to new federal data.
The Ginny Shubert Center for Harm Reduction offers primary care and HIV services.
In fact, researchers report that since the first case was identified in 1999, HIV rates have surged.
A study conducted by researchers at the CDC suggests that people with HIV are some of the hardest hit by the opioid crisis.
In the past 18 months, 42 people who use drugs tested HIV positive in Multnomah County, which includes Portland.
The agencies in this West Virginia county hope to reach folks who inject drugs.
Canadian scientists found that using a lighter to heat an opioid drug in a cooker for 10 seconds cuts HIV risk when sharing cookers.
Unlike outbreaks among drug users in the United States, this one isn’t linked to opioids or meth.
“This is a step in the right direction, but more work needs to be done.”
But the health secretary does not support safe injection sites.
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