The Canadian Press

2015-08-10 | Methadone HIV Down

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New research shows that providing prescription methadone treatment in pharmacies reduces HIV transmission. More than 16-hundred Vancouver residents addicted to injection drugs were followed from 1996 to 2013 and most of those who contracted HIV over that time weren't on the therapy. Dr. Keith Ahamad (ah-HAH'-mud) with the B-C Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS says that's probably because people on the medication were less likely to engage in risky behaviour. (The study found people not using methadone therapy were four times more likely to get the virus that causes AIDS.)

Date: 2015-08-10
Placeline: VANCOUVER.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we really need to do is increase access to this medication similar to Canada or significant barriers even in Canada and particular areas primary care doctors educated around evidence based interventions >>


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