Articles in this supplement focus on the global opioid crisis, including coverage of harm reduction approaches, health justice promotion, and lessons learned.
Resources and Tools
Because of naloxone’s ability to reverse opioid overdose and its ease of use, by July 15, 2017, all 50 states and the District of Columbia had passed legislation to improve naloxone access, as one strategy to reduce opioid overdose morbidity and mortality.
To address the infectious disease consequences of the opioid crisis in the U.S., a public workshop titled Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic was convened on March 12 and 13, 2018, by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
This ready-to-use training package is designed to provide HIV clinicians (including physicians, dentists, nurses, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with an overview of the opioid crisis and HIV.