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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.
But the health secretary does not support safe injection sites.
The Bad River and Red Cliff bands in Wisconsin operate lifesaving syringe access programs.
Efforts to reduce transmissions include needle exchange vending machines, testing and PrEP.
“I keep thinking, this is sub-Saharan Africa happening all over again.”
Many of the 215 injection-drug-related HIV infections could have been averted from a swifter response, according to researchers’ estimates.
With such outbreaks occurring around the world, experts worry that complacency will add fuel to the fire.
Scott County, Indiana, recently saw a major outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C among people who inject drugs.
The city has been slowly shutting down its syringe exchanges over the past two years. A recent New York Times report investigates why.
Ending the epidemic is going to require addressing the fact that certain individuals are at high risk of reinfection after a cure.
The programs hope to counter a recent spike in HIV and hepatitis C cases linked to injection drug use.
The 62 grantees help reduce HIV and hepatitis C cases stemming from injection drug use.
It mostly involved men who have sex with men, but the state also faces a major challenge with injection drug use.
At first, Jerome Adams was reluctant to support needle exchange programs. Now he champions them.
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