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Fatal drug overdoses—mostly due to opioids, but also fentanyl, meth and prescription meds—spiked 28.5% during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of people treated for hepatitis C hit a low point during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To fight drug overdoses, HIV and hepatitis, the Biden administration is endorsing harm reduction, including syringe services.
It’s unclear how many Black participants had health insurance or lived in places where needle exchanges are legal.
Co-occurring health disorders appear to contribute to increased risk, NIH study suggests.
The funding, which also supports harm reduction, arrives from the NY attorney general’s settlements with opioid manufacturers.
The Damien Center in Indianapolis adds clean syringes to its harm reduction, HIV and hepatitis C efforts.
Gay and bi men who used drugs during sex were also more likely to miss doses of their HIV meds.
The advocacy group AIDS United questions why U.S. plans to fight HIV omit sex workers.
News and tweets from the SYNChronicity 2021 Conference on HIV, hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections and LGBTQ health
The study results, from 2019, precede the surge of overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A $6.6 million grant aims to integrate services for HIV, hepatitis B and C and substance misuse into primary care clinics across the state.
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.
AIDS United urges us to learn the lessons from HIV outbreaks fueled by injection drug use.
HIV-positive men who have sex with men have the highest rate of hepatitis C reinfection worldwide.
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