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How can AIDS United create and elevate events that meet the needs of its syringe service program in the Midwest?
Injection drug use fueled the 2015 HIV outbreak in Indiana. We must learn from it and protect syringe service programs.
Syringe service programs are one of the most impactful tools we have to end HIV, viral hepatitis and overdose syndemics.
The Scott County syringe program was associated with a substantial drop in new HIV cases since its legalization.
Plus: Specific steps the Biden-Harris Administration can take to support those with HIV and end the epidemic.
“While this represents just eight new cases…we need to understand [this] so we can implement prevention tactics.”
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.
A new CDC model shows the potential power of Undetectable = Untransmittable to curb HIV rates by 2027.
North Dakota and Missouri bills focus on PrEP prescriptions, needle exchanges and HIV criminalization.
But is it enough? And what about support for syringe services?
A revamped National Harm Reduction Coalition tackles the “racist war on drugs” and advocates for people who use drugs.
We’ve reported on STI clinics closing, but harm reduction advocates are also raising alarms—and trying to reach those most vulnerable.
A survey of local health departments reveals concerning news—and a silver lining.
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