Resource Guide

Infectious Diseases, Opioids and Injection Drug Use

Resource Guide from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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According to the CDC, "A deadly consequence of the opioid crisis is increased incidence of blood-borne infections, including hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and bacteria that cause heart infections. The use of contaminated injection drug equipment is a primary transmission route for both HIV and hepatitis C. Increasing injection drug use has placed new populations, including young people, at risk."

The CDC provides a list of resources on infectious disease and injection drug use.

View the Resource Guide Here