Hello again or for the first time. This month we will touch on the use of new syringes and how that goes into HIV and HCV effects.
“For people who inject drugs, the best way to reduce the risk of acquiring and transmitting disease through injection drug use is to stop injecting drugs. For people who do not stop injecting drugs, using sterile injection equipment for each injection can reduce the risk of acquiring and transmitting infections and prevent outbreaks.
SSPs are associated with an estimated 50% reduction in HIV and HCV incidence.3 When combined with medications that treat opioid dependence (also known as medication-assisted treatment), HCV and HIV transmission is reduced by over two-thirds.3,4
SSPs serve as a bridge to other health services, including HCV and HIV testing and treatment and medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.5”
As the facts given by the CDC that you can see Syringe programs help reduction in HIV and HCV. You can also look at the numbers in Hamilton County and how since operation the Exchange. Which has provided HIV and HCV testing. With this testing is up 21% since 2018. In return with more testing, it provides more opportunities for early treatment. This leads into why partnerships in the community are important. Such as our partnerships with UC Addiction Science and Caracole to help engage clients into treatment settings.
amazing information! Thank you for sharing
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