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Majority of US young adults who use drugs are not tested for hepatitis C or HIV

Only about a third of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with opioid use disorder in the United States are screened for hepatitis C virus (HCV) or HIV, even

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18 hours ago
By
Liz Highleyman
Integrated support intervention improves engagement with HIV and methadone treatment among people who inject drugs

Providing information on how to navigate care pathways, psychosocial support, and immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) to HIV-positive people who inject drugs in Ukraine, Vietnam and Indonesia increased retention

Published
18 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
Opioid Crisis Fuels A Spike In HIV Infections, And Experts Fear There's More To Come

As two cities in Massachusetts struggle with an outbreak, the powerful synthetic fentanyl may be mostly to blame.

Published
04 October 2018
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Huffington Post
Meta-analysis shows hepatitis C treatment is highly effective for drug users

Direct-acting antiviral treatment is highly effective at curing hepatitis C in people who inject drugs and in people receiving opioid substitution therapy (OST), a systematic

Published
28 September 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
New bid to cut deaths in Glasgow's HIV 'epidemic'

A LEADING HIV charity is launching a project that it hopes will save lives in the midst of a Glasgow epidemic of the blood borne virus – the worst in the UK since the eighties – that experts claim has still not been contained.

Published
25 September 2018
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The National
Overwhelming evidence shows hepatitis C treatment effective for people who inject drugs

Researchers are calling on an end to discriminatory health and illicit drugs policies, based on overwhelming evidence that new hepatitis C therapies are effective at curing the virus in people who inject drugs.

Published
21 September 2018
From
EurekAlert
The Crucial Link Between Drug Policy and HIV Rates

The evidence that a government’s posture toward drug use affects HIV rates is compelling, and there are a number of case studies from around the world that suggest a therapy-first approach could significantly lower HIV transmission rates among PWID.

Published
18 September 2018
From
MD Magazine
New study finds HIV outbreak in Indiana could have been prevented

An HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Indiana from 2011 to 2015 could have been avoided if the state’s top health and elected officials had acted sooner on warnings, a new study by the Yale School of Public Health finds.

Published
14 September 2018
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Yale News
Indonesia: tackling HIV in one of the world’s fastest-growing epidemics

A prospective study that recruited a significant proportion of people newly diagnosed with HIV in four locations in Indonesia and offered them immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART)

Published
04 September 2018
By
Gus Cairns
New program boosts use of HIV medications in injection-drug users

A relatively simple effort to provide counseling and connect injection-drug users with resources could prove powerful against the spread of HIV in a notoriously hard-to-reach population, new research suggests.

Published
31 August 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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