People who use substances are at a greater risk for contracting HIV.
Here’s what they can do to stay safe.
People who inject substances are 22 times more at risk of contracting HIV compared with the general population (CDC, 2019). Studies show that using substances can impair one’s judgment and lower inhibitions which could lead to poor decisions or risky behaviors. Substance use can be linked to risky sexual behavior and needle sharing, two things that people using substances need to be aware of.
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