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The history of HIV has long been entwined with substance use.
HIV, hepatitis C and drug use are more prevalent in prisons. Plus: Watch a harm reduction success story in Moldova’s prison system. [VIDEO]
Amid this crisis, state and local government officials have enacted laws and ordinances that make clean syringes harder to get.
AIDS United spearheads the rebranded Harm Reduction Futures Fund to also prevent HIV, viral hepatitis and overdoses.
The White House strategy embraces syringe services, access to housing and naloxone as three science-based approaches.
AIDS United praises the White House for funding a PrEP program and the initiative to end HIV but notes where “there is still work to do.”
President Biden outlined domestic policy priorities that directly impact people living with HIV.
Meet the 50 grantees that received funds to help their syringe service programs respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grants from the AIDS United Syringe Action Fund prioritize groups serving Black, Indigenous and other people of color.
COVID-19 had an “immense impact” on HIV, hepatitis and STI screening, prevention and care.
A second New Jersey law makes it legal to possess a syringe, and a third just-signed law creates a review panel to study overdoses.
AIDS United CEO Jesse Milan Jr. joined a White House roundtable on LGBTQ issues. He laid out three priorities.
Now that the dam has broken, it may not be long before additional overdose prevention centers open around the country.
To fight drug overdoses, HIV and hepatitis, the Biden administration is endorsing harm reduction, including syringe services.
The Damien Center in Indianapolis adds clean syringes to its harm reduction, HIV and hepatitis C efforts.
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