June 4, 2017

Opioid epidemic and rise in HIV diagnosis

BOSTON – New numbers from the CDC reveal 16 new opioid-related HIV cases in the Merrimack Valley. 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says the numbers suggest the HIV outbreak is ongoing and keeping pace with 2017, where 52 new cases were reported.

The total number of opioid-related HIV diagnoses since 2017 has now risen to 68.