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Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
The 2019 Liver Meeting in Boston provided an array of important findings about the treatment and prevention of chronic liver diseases.
U.S. health care systems are seeking better solutions to the critical problem of drug diversion.
New cases of all three viruses have declined in the city over the past decade.
The city’s estimated new infection rate declined by more than 40% between 2014 and 2018.
Consistent use of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder can apparently reduce this risk.
Keeping people with HIV in consistent care and on treatment for the virus is vital to ensure they benefit from an undetectable viral load.
The drug can quickly reverse opioid-driven overdoses.
Judge’s ruling may pave the way for opening the nation’s first supervised overdose prevention facility.
A CDC survey found concerning rates of high-risk sex and injection practices and a lower rate of successful treatment of HIV.
A study of gay and bi men with HIV in Australia who had been cured of hep C found they associated hep C with injection drug use.
Canadian scientists found that using a lighter to heat an opioid drug in a cooker for 10 seconds cuts HIV risk when sharing cookers.
Seattle’s homeless population has swelled as the city faces an affordable housing crisis.
The CDC estimates that 40 percent of the 1.1 million people with HIV are undiagnosed or not receiving medical care for the virus.
The CDC has contradicted its own previous reports by characterizing this recent trend as a plateau that followed a “dramatic decline.”
Although the highest syphilis rates are in gay and bi men, the STI is also rising quickly among heterosexuals.
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