‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Lancet Study On Engaging People Who Inject Drugs In HIV Care, Opioid Substitution Therapy

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Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discuses results from a study published in The Lancet examining the engagement of people who inject drugs in HIV care and medication-assisted treatment. Barton notes the study “found that a little support went a long way for people living with the virus and injecting drugs — helping them to stay on antiretroviral treatment and opioid substitution therapy, and keep their viral levels suppressed…” (9/10).

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