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“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.
Don’t be so sure, responds Cupid in this real-life tale of activism and romance.
A trio of British studies projected the impact of programs that provide clean injection-drug materials to people who inject drugs.
The Human Rights Campaign aims to expose the vice president’s alarming viewpoints, such as that condoms are “too modern” to fight STDs.
The programs hope to counter a recent spike in HIV and hepatitis C cases linked to injection drug use.
90 days ago, he declared a public health emergency.
And what it’s doing to avoid a situation like rural Indiana, where more than 180 people got HIV within four months.
It mostly involved men who have sex with men, but the state also faces a major challenge with injection drug use.
State officials reported that a clean needle program led to more drug use. The CDC called that conclusion “erroneous.”
At first, Jerome Adams was reluctant to support needle exchange programs. Now he champions them.
Plus: The city becomes the latest to endorse and promote “Undetectable = Untransmittable” (U=U).
A sweeping review of published studies found that drug-related criminalization fuels the epidemic among drug users.
But promisingly, nationwide political support for providing injection drug users with clean needles to curb HIV and hepatitis C has risen.
But a worrisome proportion still shares needles, putting them at risk of HIV and hepatitis C virus transmission.
Can supervised injection facilities help reduce U.S. HIV rates?
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