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People on opioid substitution therapy were more likely to adhere to antiretroviral treatment and achieve viral suppression.
A systematic review of hep C treatment outcomes in this population shows they have high cure rates and relatively low reinfection rates.
Researchers believe that lack of economic opportunity drives an increase in opioid use among local residents.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
Experts are not certain what this latest trend signifies for the trajectory of the opioid use disorder epidemic, however.
A recent opinion piece in the Columbia Journalism Review argues that the distinction matters.
The city’s Harm Reduction Action Center is collaborating with local journalists for a four-part in-depth series about addiction in Colorado.
White heroin users are injecting at higher rates and are less likely to use harm reduction programs than their minority counterparts.
A potent new opiate called carfentanil has hit the U.S. drug supply and is driving up overdoses across the country.
Actions include expanding access to buprenorphine treatment and launching more than a dozen new studies on drug abuse and chronic pain.
The plan is to help U.S. health centers hire more than 800 providers to treat nearly 124,000 new clients who abuse drugs.
Last year, more than 47,000 Americans died from drug overdoses. This record high in the addiction epidemic.
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