MMWR: HIV Outbreak Among People Who Inject Drugs in West Virginia

Apr 29, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CDC released a new article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report characterizing an HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Cabell County, WV. The outbreak was identified in early 2019: after an average of 2 HIV diagnoses per year for five years, 14 HIV diagnoses were reported in 2018. With support from CDC and other partners, the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health conducted HIV screening and testing events targeting people who inject drugs, scaled up HIV partner services, increased linkage to HIV and HCV care, and expanded the availability of PrEP services.

Read the MMWR.


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