SAMHSA: HIV, AIDS, and Viral Hepatitis

SAMHSA addresses the issues of HIV, AIDS, and viral hepatitis by supporting mental health and addiction treatment services, HIV testing with pre- and post-test counseling, referrals for treatment, and testing for other infectious diseases.
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We examined factors associated with reporting sex with men among men who inject drugs in Vancouver, Canada. Data were drawn from three open prospective cohorts of people who use drugs between 2005 and 2014. Generalized estimating equations were used to identify factors associated with reporting non-transactional sex with men (MSM) in the previous 6  months. Of 1663 men who used injection drugs, 225 (13.5%) were MSM over the study period. Sex with men was independently associated with younger age [Adjusted Odds Ratio (AOR) = 0.96], childhood sexual abuse (AOR = 2.65), sex work (AOR =&...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Drugs and Alcohol Today, Ahead of Print. Purpose Injecting drug use addiction is a main factor in hepatitis B, C infection and HIV –AIDS infection. The purpose of this paper is to measure seroprevalence of hepatitis B, C virus and HIV–AIDS amongst injecting drug users (IDUs) and its influencing factors. Design/methodology/approach The cross-sectional method was used in mid-2017 in Ahwaz city, southwest Iran. In total, 133 IDUs, aged 29–71 years (mean age=48.21 ± 10.4), were chosen from Aria addiction treatment centre. The data were collected on demographic and behavioural characteristics. In additi...
Source: Drugs and Alcohol Today - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
Date: Wednesday, 06 26, 2019; Speaker: Elena Rosenthal, MD Assistant Professor, Institute of Human Virology, , University of Maryland School of Medicine and Co-Director, , DC Partnership for HIV/AIDS Progress, Hepatitis Clinical Research Prog; Christopher F. Rowley, MD MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, , Harvard Medical School and Associate Infectious Diseases Program Director, , Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); Lipsett Amphitheater; CME Credit; Videocast Event
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This article reviews recent epidemiologic trends in HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) and strategies for treatment and prevention of these infections as they relate to the opioid epidemic.Recent FindingsAmong people who inject drugs (PWID) in the United States (US), HIV diagnoses are decreasing, while HCV is increasing. Care for HIV and HCV relies heavily on specialist infrastructure, which is lacking in rural areas. Antiretrovirals for HIV and direct-acting antivirals for HCV are effective among PWID, yet multiple barriers make it difficult for rural injectors to access these treatments. Similarly, access to syringe service...
Source: Current HIV/AIDS Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
The latest inquiry must discover how thousands of haemophiliacs contracted HIV or hepatitis C from blood products, and why it was covered up for so longIn two weeks ’ time Sir Brian Langstaff will take up his post as chair of thepublic inquiry into contaminated blood and contaminated blood products. Today, World Haemophilia Day, is the perfect occasion to remind Langstaff what the thousands of haemophiliac victims need from this inquiry if they are to get justice.In the 1970s and 1980s more than 4,600 haemophiliacs contracted HIV or hepatitis C after being infected by contaminated blood-clotting products. Much of the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Health Society Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Aids and HIV NHS Health policy Politics UK news Science Medical research Source Type: news
Several major public health groups sued the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday for delaying certain rules for electronic cigarettes and cigars, saying that consumers as a result will be exposed for years to “lethal and addictive components” in tobacco products. The lawsuit is challenging an agency decision last summer to grant lengthy deadline extensions […]Related:Testing for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rateHouse budget says CDC can study gun violenceLongtime AIDS researcher Robert Redfield picked to lead CDC
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conditions:   Drug Addiction;   HIV/AIDS;   Hepatitis C, Chronic;   Hepatitis C, Acute;   Hepatitis B, Chronic;   Hepatitis B Acute;   Tuberculosis;   Sexually Transmitted Diseases;   Psychiatric Disorder Intervention:   Sponsor:   French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Active, not recruiting
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