CDC Issues Health Advisory about Recent HIV Clusters and Outbreaks Across the United States Among People Who Inject Drugs and Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published: 10/06/2020

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Behavioral Health,
  • Rural Health Clinics

A new health advisory from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is alerting public health departments and healthcare providers to the possibility of new injection-related HIV infections and outbreaks. Although HIV incidence among people who inject drugs has declined substantially over many years, the ongoing misuse of opioids and other frequently injected substances are threatening this HIV prevention success. HIV diagnoses among people who inject drugs increased by 11% national

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