Nearly 80% of new heroin users began by abusing prescription drugs
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Opioids Amplifying Impacts
HCV and Opioids
Today, most people become infected with Hepatitis C (HCV) through injection drug use, with more than 60% developing chronic liver disease, and 1-5% dying from liver cancer or liver failure.
HIV and Opioids
Injection drug users accounted for 10% of new HIV infections in 2015, leaving communities with increasing drug use vulnerable to the rapid transmission of HIV.