The United States is experiencing an epidemic of viral hepatitis and HIV outbreaks across the nation, fueled by the opioid crisis. The 2015 HIV and hepatitis C outbreak in Indiana is powerful evidence that persons who inject drugs (PWID) are at high risk for both HIV and viral hepatitis, and that these blood borne infections can gain ground at any time unless the nation remains vigilant about prevention, testing and treatment.

 

Click here to see the CDC PREVENTING THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONSEQUENCES OF THE OPIOIDS CRISIS handout!