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Naltrexone implant helps HIV patients with opioid dependence adhere to medications, prevent relapse

Slow-release drug also helped improved HIV outcomes compared to oral form of drug PHILADELPHIA—When patients with HIV who are also battling opioid dependence go without addiction treatment, they are more…

Many who recover from addiction still have chronic health problems, diminished quality of life

More than a third of those in recovery have health problems related to previous substance use. BOSTON – Alcohol and other substance-use problems take enormous psychological and societal tolls on…

NIH to test experimental drug to curb opioid cravings

Early stage trial opens at Clinical Center. A clinical trial of an experimental drug designed to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder (OUD) has begun in the National Institutes…

5 Things We Learned at the UN Drugs Meeting This Year

Drugreporter’s team attended the UN Commission on Narcotics Drugs (CND). Here you can read some take home messages and watch some videos Drugreporter produced there.  

UNAIDS report: Health, rights and drugs: harm reduction, decriminalization and zero discrimination for PWUD

Promises to improve health outcomes for people who inject drugs remain unfulfilled as 99% do not have adequate access to HIV and harm reduction services -- New report by UNAIDS…

CATIE: March 2019 issue of TreatmentUpdate now online

TreatmentUpdate is CATIE’s flagship digest on cutting-edge developments in HIV and hepatitis C research and treatment. TreatmentUpdate 230: Dolutegravir and quitting smoking, March 2019 issue is available here.  

Problem drinking linked to HIV, other STIs in Ugandan youth, study finds

ATLANTA—Youth living in the slums of Uganda who are infected with both HIV and sexually transmitted infections are more likely to engage in problem drinking, according to a study led…

HCV reinfection in people who inject drugs a sign of a successful treatment programme, say researchers

High rates of reinfection in people who inject drugs are a sign that access to treatment is improving, not a sign of failure, and should prompt retreatment, not stigmatisation, Australian…

CROI 2019: Individuals with HIV may be at higher risk of opioid overdose death

The opioid overdose death rate for persons living with HIV (PLWHIV) was 42.7% greater in 2015 than in 2011 even though the total death rate among PLWHIV decreased, according to…

Special issue of Drugs and Alcohol Today on ChemSex

Drugs and Alcohol Today released a special issue on ChemSex - Apps, drugs and the right to pleasure. Free access to this special issue is available until 31 March. To…

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