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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.
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.
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