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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.
After a reformulated version of the opioid painkiller hit the market in 2010, some with opioid use disorder migrated from pills to heroin.
A trio of British studies projected the impact of programs that provide clean injection-drug materials to people who inject drugs.
Researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 88 studies to estimate HIV prevalence and risk factors in this population.
Researchers say given the many associated downsides and risks, opioids should not be a first choice for chronic noncancer pain.
Baby boomers still make up the largest bloc of those with the virus, but youths’ injection drug use is sending their infection rates upward.
Many of the 215 injection-drug-related HIV infections could have been averted from a swifter response, according to researchers’ estimates.
The study was conducted in Indonesia, Ukraine and Vietnam.
Using opioid medication treatment such as methadone appears to lower this risk.
A speedy overview of the major scientific findings presented at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam (AIDS 2018)
With such outbreaks occurring around the world, experts worry that complacency will add fuel to the fire.
A recent survey of such sites found high rates of hepatitis C among patrons, but treatment for the virus was rarely offered on-site.
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