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 HIV between people who inject drugs and between people who