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

Oct 07, 2020 | Julia Zigman

The CDC issued a health advisory on October 5th to alert public health departments and healthcare providers to the possibility of new injection-related HIV infections and outbreaks. Long-term declining trends in HIV incidence among people who inject drugs have stalled, and the COVID-19 pandemic complicates the delivery of essential services, including services for people who inject drugs, potentially hindering further efforts to address the increase in HIV transmission. This health advisory includes recommendations for public health officials, clinical providers, and all organizations serving people who inject drugs to address HIV in the context of COVID-19.

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About Julia Zigman

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Julia Zigman is a Program Analyst on the NACCHO HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis team. Julia focuses primarily on NACCHO’s Ending the HIV Epidemic portfolio and is a lead staff member for the HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Workgroup. Learn more about these programs here.

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