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These data are consistent with a recent study reporting expansion was not associated with an increase in methadone-involved overdose deaths.
Scientists will test community-based approaches to prevent drug overdoses and curb high death rates.
Amid this crisis, state and local government officials have enacted laws and ordinances that make clean syringes harder to get.
Authorities encourage more health care providers to prescribe buprenorphine for people trying to overcome opioid addiction.
Two thirds of people who currently use drugs completed treatment, and most of those were cured.
Opioid substitution therapy may improve adherence to HIV medications.
People on opioid substitution therapy were more likely to adhere to antiretroviral treatment and achieve viral suppression.
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However, only 6% of this population received hepatitis C care within six months after delivery.
The potentially lifesaving prescription drug buprenorphine is less available to women and Black and Latino people with opioid addiction.
COVID-19 paired with treatable chronic diseases has led to the lowest life expectancy for Black and brown Chicagoans in decades.
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.
More fentanyl in the drug supply increases fatal overdoses, but other factors also fuel the crisis in Black communities.
Plus: A HepVu fellow aims to geographically track hep C rates and overdose deaths and thus identify where risk is the highest.
Pickings for concurrent treatment are slim in Ending the HIV Epidemic rural communities.
Testing advances made during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to “test and treat” approaches for hepatitis C. But there’s a holdup.
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