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Hepatitis B and C infections are transmitted through contaminated blood as well as through contaminated needles and syringes in healthcare setting and among people who inject drugs. The viruses can also be transmitted through unsafe sex.

Interventions Focused on High-Risk Behaviors May Reduce HIV Transmission

Focusing on interventions that address high-risk sexual behaviors and injection practices may reduce HIV transmission rates among individuals who are HIV-positive and inject drugs, according to study results published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Researchers used a 2-stage sampling method to evaluate injection practices, sexual behaviors, and…

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