WVU in the News: ‘The nightmare everyone is worried about’: HIV cases tied to opioids spike in West Virginia county

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

A cluster of HIV cases in a rural West Virginia county represents what public health officials have long feared amid the nationwide opioid epidemic.

Cabell County has reported 74 cases since January 2018, primarily among drug users sharing contaminated needles. The recent surge in infections represents the convergence of two major health epidemics, HIV and opioids, the Trump administration has pledged to fight.

Read the full story in Politico.