Drug use increases risk for getting or passing on viral infections because certain viruses can spread through blood or body fluids.

Treating Hepatis C Virus and Opioid Use Disorder Together Benefits Patients

This study found that people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who inject drugs, offering buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder at the same location as HCV treatment resulted in high rates of buprenorphine initiation. People who started and maintained buprenorphine during HCV treatment experienced numerous clinical benefits compared with those who stopped or never initiated buprenorphine therapy.
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