Rural Americans at risk of HIV outbreaks amid opioid crisis

From Becker’s:

Many communities in rural America are at risk of HIV outbreaks linked to intravenous drug use, yet few are taking proactive measures, according to a report from NPR in partnership with Kaiser Health News.

The CDC has identified 220 counties nationwide that are vulnerable to HIV outbreaks based on overdose rates and the volume of prescription opioids sold in the area, among other factors.

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