Lessons from HIV epidemic could help address opioid abuse

A workshop convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, or NASEM, drew lessons learned from the HIV epidemic to develop recommendations for treating opioid use disorder, according to a paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
“As a result of the opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic, new epidemics of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection have arisen …,” Sandra A. Springer, MD, from Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “Optimal treatment of these conditions is often impeded by untreated OUD resulting in long hospital stays,
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