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At least 19 states are directing money from Medicaid into housing aid and addressing the nation’s growing homelessness epidemic.
Mortality has declined overall, especially for AIDS-related causes and liver disease, but disparities persist.
The pandemic slowed improvements in viral suppression and worsened health disparities, hampering efforts to reach HIV elimination goals.
Among those aged 35 to 44, overdose mortality more than tripled during this period, NIH study reports.
Treatment options like buprenorphine are rendered less effective by the prevalence of fentanyl, xylazine and other synthetic drugs.
At a suggested retail price of $44.99 per pack, affordability can be a barrier to access.
NIH study suggests brain’s salience network is important for understanding substance use disorders.
California aims to deliver full-service medical care and behavioral health treatment to homeless people wherever they are.
Study findings suggest this circuitry might be targeted in potential therapies for a variety of substance use disorders.
The program supports American Indian/Alaska Native people, who experience the highest rates of hepatitis C virus infection.
All participants with detectable HIV on oral meds achieved viral suppression after switching to long-acting injectables.
The combination of meth use, heat and homelessness can be fatal.
The awards to states and local health departments marked Overdose Awareness Day on August 31.
NIH and CDC study finds telehealth associated with increased likelihood of receiving evidence-based standard of care.
Drug-related mortality, including overdose, was the leading cause of death.
Lockdowns made people feel isolated, depressed, and anxious, leading some to increase their alcohol intake.
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