WVU in the News: WV health experts worry new law will ignite ‘powder kegs’ amid HIV outbreak

West Virginia is facing its second large HIV outbreak in two years, and the federal government is in Charleston to help. But there’s a key difference between the tools that are available now, and the ones the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could use during Cabell County’s 2019 outbreak: new restrictions from both the capital city and the state on programs that distribute sterile syringes. 

Robin Pollini, a professor at West Virginia University’s School of Medicine and School of Public Health, discusses harm reduction programs in this recent article about the outbreak in Charleston.

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