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The program supports American Indian/Alaska Native people, who experience the highest rates of hepatitis C virus infection.
The awards to states and local health departments marked Overdose Awareness Day on August 31.
The CDC estimates that 21% of people living with HIV also have hepatitis C virus.
HIV, hepatitis C and drug use are more prevalent in prisons. Plus: Watch a harm reduction success story in Moldova’s prison system. [VIDEO]
Scientists will test community-based approaches to prevent drug overdoses and curb high death rates.
Cure rate was three times as high for people who received treatment through a syringe service program.
Someone dies of an overdose about every 5 minutes, often as a result of fentanyl and meth. Drug use also spurs HIV and hepatitis outbreaks.
The White House strategy embraces syringe services, access to housing and naloxone as three science-based approaches.
Now that the dam has broken, it may not be long before additional overdose prevention centers open around the country.
Over 94,000 people died of drug overdoses in the U.S. last year. New York activists urge the new governor to OK overdose prevention centers.
We can’t expect people to avoid risks entirely. Instead, we should embrace the policy of harm reduction.
Requiring sobriety prior to treatment and curtailing harm reduction hinder efforts to eliminate hep C.
A revamped National Harm Reduction Coalition tackles the “racist war on drugs” and advocates for people who use drugs.
Federal judge rules in favor of nonprofit seeking to open the country’s first overdose prevention facility.
In that state, and across the nation, accidental overdose is the leading cause of death for people under 50.
Judge’s ruling may pave the way for opening the nation’s first supervised overdose prevention facility.
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