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The appropriations committee laid out increases in HIV funding for housing, syringe services, health care training and more.
Despite a surge in HIV cases linked to injection drug use, the syringe exchange regulations were to take effect July 9.
Mobile clinics could be innovative strategy for expanding access to care and providing uninterrupted treatment for people who inject drugs.
That’s a $267 million increase for HIV efforts from 2021. Plus, Biden’s 2022 budget invests $6.5 billion in health research.
Injection drug use fueled the 2015 HIV outbreak in Indiana. We must learn from it and protect syringe service programs.
Getting to undetectable requires continued engagement in care, especially for people facing additional challenges.
Plus: Specific steps the Biden-Harris Administration can take to support those with HIV and end the epidemic.
Some of the federal funds in West Virginia will address the link between opioid misuse and HIV and hepatitis.
HIV, hepatitis and opioids take a toll on West Virginia. $2.4 million in federal aid arrives amid battles over syringe exchanges.
The advocacy grants allow groups in Indiana and Oklahoma to expand services including HIV, hepatitis C and syringe exchange programs.
Chronic pain is common among people with HIV, but it may not drive opioid use disorder.
The Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan for the United States, released by HHS, offers a road map for the next five years.
These Florida and Maryland communities can access HIV tests, PrEP and overdose prevention via an RV and a van.
The Act Now: End AIDS Coalition outlines how the Biden-Harris team can address the HIV, STI, viral hepatitis and overdose syndemics.
But is it enough? And what about support for syringe services?
A West Virginia drive-through event does exactly that—plus give free Naloxone trainings.
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