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Injection Drugs Enhance a Surge of HIV Along the Ohio River

Caracole, an HIV/AIDS services provider in Cincinnati, has responded to a spike in HIV there by expanding harm reduction, housing, and pre-exposure prophylaxis.

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Looking for HIV Testing or Care? There's an Updated Locator for You

Just in time for National HIV Testing Day, HIV.gov launches a new tool to find key providers and services.

New Campaign Seeks to Shift Opioid Conversation to One About Mass Incarceration, Health Care, and Racial Justice Img

New Campaign Seeks to Shift Opioid Conversation to One About Mass Incarceration, Health Care, and Racial Justice

"No Health = No Justice" moves to address the system as the problem, rather than people who use drugs.

I Got Trained to Administer Narcan to Prevent Overdoses, and You Can Too Img

I Got Trained to Administer Narcan to Prevent Overdoses, and You Can Too

With opioid deaths at epidemic levels, everyone should attend a free overdose prevention training, Charles Sanchez writes.

Providing Medicine to Treat Opioid Addiction May Become Required for Substance Use Programs in New York Img

Providing Medicine to Treat Opioid Addiction May Become Required for Substance Use Programs in New York

New York State regulators and harm reduction advocates work to ensure that abstinence-based recovery is not the only option for people using drugs.

Are We Doing Enough to Prevent Another Scott County? Probably Not Img

Are We Doing Enough to Prevent Another Scott County? Probably Not

Thanks to an injection drug use-fueled HIV outbreak there which resulted in 200 people contracting the virus, Scott County is now shorthand for the type of syndemic opioid-related disaster that HIV advocates and public health experts are worried will...

In Massachusetts, a Troubling Cluster of New HIV Infections Among Injection Drug Users Img

In Massachusetts, a Troubling Cluster of New HIV Infections Among Injection Drug Users

Preliminary data from the Lowell and Lawrence region shows 52 new HIV cases in 2017 among injection drug users, compared to 23 in 2016.

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San Francisco Will Be First U.S. City With Legal Injection Site to Prevent Opioid Overdoses; Others Scramble to Follow

Even as overdose deaths surge, the movement for "safe consumption" sites remains fraught with challenges.

What You Need to Know About the Opioid Epidemic Img

What You Need to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

Learn the basics about opioids -- and what you can do if you or a loved one needs help related to opioid use.

CDC Calls for 'Swift Action' to Prevent New HIV Outbreaks Among People Who Inject Drugs Img

CDC Calls for 'Swift Action' to Prevent New HIV Outbreaks Among People Who Inject Drugs

In response to the shifting demographics opioid crisis, the U.S. CDC calls for the broad expansion of syringe service programs to reduce substance misuse and risk for HIV Infection.