Prevent Harms for Hepatitis


 

Increase in injection drug use has been closely linked with opioid misuse and related harms, especially HCV infection and drug overdose.   HIV is also readily transmitted through unsafe injection practices and increasing opioid injections use can lead to significant increase in new HIV infections.  As we address opioids in our local communities, we should also consider how communities may be affected by related issues like hepatitis B and C.  For more information on local hepatitis testing and education, go to www.hepfreehawaii.org.