Concerning Cluster

Progress against HIV has hit a sticking point among homeless people in the US who inject drugs, according to a new CDC study that uncovered a cluster of related cases in rural Washington state.
The 14 related HIV cases represent a wider trend King County trend of HIV infection among heterosexual people living homeless, many of whom inject drugs. In 2018 this population saw a 3X increase in new HIV infections in King County despite the region's strong overall HIV care in King County.
One reason for the jump: Syringe and clinical services for drug users in the area are scarce.


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