Opioid substitutes have role in curbing hiv

International researchers pooled data from nine studies, which included 819 incident HIV infections and almost 24,000 person years of follow-up.

They found that opiate substitution treatment was associated with a 54% reduction in risk of HIV infection among people who inject drugs.

“These data further support studies showing a range of benefits of opiate substitution treatment, and support calls for the global increase of harm reduction interventions to reduce the transmission of