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The agencies in this West Virginia county hope to reach folks who inject drugs.
But we have to fund them first.
Seattle’s homeless population has swelled as the city faces an affordable housing crisis.
“This is a step in the right direction, but more work needs to be done.”
The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle saw many important studies that are advancing the fight against HIV.
But the health secretary does not support safe injection sites.
Cabell County saw about 28 new HIV cases, but nearly 1,800 people living there inject drugs.
This finding follows a recent study indicating that syphilis is on the rise among heterosexual people who inject drugs.
The head of the Food and Drug Administration cited a long commute and time away from family as reasons to step down.
The CDC has contradicted its own previous reports by characterizing this recent trend as a plateau that followed a “dramatic decline.”
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.
The CDC found these risk factors were much higher among the 1.8 percent of high school survey respondents who said they were transgender.
A trio of British studies projected the impact of programs that provide clean injection-drug materials to people who inject drugs.
The painkillers may suppress the immune system.
But it is less supportive of safer consumption spaces.
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