HIV and the Opioid Epidemic: 5 Key Points
It is estimated that 2.1 million Americans have an opioid use disorder and nearly 12 million have misused opioids during the preceding year. In the context of HIV, injection use of opioids increases risks of blood-borne infections, including HIV, hepatitis, and bacterial endocarditis, which spread through needle sharing. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has published a graphic series, HIV and the Opioid Epidemic: 5 Key Points, which highlights data on the intersection of HIV and the opioid epidemic.
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Source:Topic Areas:Clinical Quality Management, HIV Care Continuum, Prevention, HIV Testing & Diagnosis, Linking to Care, Retaining in Care, Medical & Support Services, Hepatitis, Outpatient Medical Care, Substance Use & Addiction, Tuberculosis, Key Populations, Cultural Competency, Incarcerated, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program & Parts, Part A - Hard Hit Urban Areas, Part A - Planning Councils, Part B - States/Territories, Part C - Community-Based Early Intervention, Part D - Women, Infants, Children, Youth, Part F - HIV/AIDS Clinical Training, Part F - SPNS Models of Care, Part F - Dental Programs