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Judge’s ruling may pave the way for opening the nation’s first supervised overdose prevention facility.
Researchers followed people with a drug-injection history who had been cured of hepatitis C and were receiving addiction treatment.
National survey finds HBV rate is four times higher than that of the overall U.S. population.
U=U is 100% effective, and PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV by 99% in men who have sex with men, according to new federal data.
Just over half of people who use drugs in eight cities are hepatitis C virus antibody positive.
But the health secretary does not support safe injection sites.
He said it would enable drug use, but Jeff Sessions also influenced the veto.
Baby boomers still make up the largest bloc of those with the virus, but youths’ injection drug use is sending their infection rates upward.
The harm reduction facility could be the first in the nation.
The state’s cases are up 43 percent since 2006.
Research suggests that individuals receiving opioid replacement therapy have a better chance of beating hep C through this method.
Some harm reduction advocates in Philadelphia say yes.
A county health director stated as much, but after public criticism, she apologized.
With a likely increasing proportion of the HIV population virally suppressed, addressing disparities, especially racial ones, is vital.
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.
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