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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.
The Bad River and Red Cliff bands in Wisconsin operate lifesaving syringe access programs.
Cabell County saw about 28 new HIV cases, but nearly 1,800 people living there inject drugs.
Although the highest syphilis rates are in gay and bi men, the STI is also rising quickly among heterosexuals.
San Francisco and Mexico City host competing conferences.
Plans have increasingly instituted preauthorization requirements for the opioid medication-assisted treatment buprenorphine.
With its annual letter, the International AIDS Society launches a campaign calling out stigma and discrimination.
After a reformulated version of the opioid painkiller hit the market in 2010, some with opioid use disorder migrated from pills to heroin.
The opioid epidemic is likely fueling increased rates of deceased organ donors categorized as posing a high risk of passing on such viruses.
And, says Miss Ian, they reduce new HIV and hepatitis C transmissions.
Was the “Jackass” star at risk of contracting HIV? Plus: the other link between HIV and cocaine.
Mike Pence’s delayed response to HIV outbreak in Indiana had grave results.
Efforts to reduce transmissions include needle exchange vending machines, testing and PrEP.
Researchers say given the many associated downsides and risks, opioids should not be a first choice for chronic noncancer pain.
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