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Title: Many People Who Inject Drugs Are at Risk of HIV and Hep C
Post by: Hep Editors on February 26, 2018, 10:22:46 am
As the opioid epidemic rages, the U.S. population of people who inject drugs (PWID) is in considerable need of greater efforts to help mitigate their risk of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV). A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report highlights troubling regional and racial disparities in HIV prevalence and risk in this population and stresses the need for greater action to prevent transmission of both HIV and HCV.

Publishing their findings in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, CDC researchers analyzed data from the agency’s National HIV Behavioral Surveillance survey. Every three years, the NHBS conducts surveys of PWID in 20 major metropolitan areas to analyze their risk of HIV.