- Access to hygienic services
- Negative past experience with healthcare systems
- Requiring that they stop using drugs before receiving help.
What other services are available to me?
- Information about HIV testing
- Information about HCV testing
- Finding help addressing problematic substance use: Washington Recovery Help Line or call (866) 789-1511.
Drug User Health Program
The Drug User Health team, housed in the Office of Infectious Disease, works collaboratively to support programs that address infectious disease among people who use drugs by cultivating trusting relationships with diverse communities of drug users adversely affected by Hepatitis, HIV, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD).
Drug User Health activities include:
Washington State County-level Vulnerability Assessment
In 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study to identify indicators associated with injection drug use, in order to determine which U.S. counties may be at risk of increasing rates of HIV or HCV among people who inject drugs. In 2019, Washington State performed three similar analyses to identify counties that may be at risk of increasing 1) HCV or 2) HIV infections or 3) opioid overdose among people who inject drugs. These one page reports summarize the assessment findings.
- Washington State Hepatitis C Vulnerability Assessment (PDF)
- Washington State Opioid Overdose Vulnerability Assessment (PDF)
- Washington State HIV Vulnerability Assessment (PDF)
Some indicators used in the assessments can be visualized on a county-level in this report. These county-level profiles show some of the potential impact of social determinants of health.
- Washington State County Profiles of Social Determinants of Health, HIV, Hepatitis C, Opioid Overdose (PDF)