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HIV among persons who inject drugs and are living homeless

A cluster of new HIV diagnoses has occurred among heterosexuals who inject drugs and are living homeless, some of whom exchange sex, in north Seattle, WA. The current number of cases in the cluster is 20.

Learn about significant updates to our investigation in the Public Health Insider. Additional information may be found in a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

This website contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Because HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this website.

En español: Esta página contiene mensajes sobre la prevención del VIH que quizás no son apropiadas para todos los lectores. Muchas veces el VIH es transmitido por prácticas relacionadas al sexo y el uso de drogas, y la prevención y los programas sobre el VIH abordan estos temas. Si no busca este tipo de información o si este tipo de contenido lo ofiende, por favor salga de este sitio.

The HIV/STD Program offers services and resources to decrease new infections and help those living with HIV and STDs lead healthier lives.

Contact us

HIV/STD Program
401 5th Ave, Suite 1250
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-263-2000
Sexual Health Clinic
Ninth and Jefferson Building
908 Jefferson St, 11th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-744-3590

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