HIV outbreak in Boston linked to coronavirus pandemic, report says

Experts blame the worsening of an HIV outbreak in Boston on the coronavirus pandemic. Here's why


An HIV outbreak in Boston is worsening as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

An outbreak in Boston among homeless drug users has increased to 113 infections — with an additional 13 added between January and February, according to The Boston Globe.

Experts are blaming the increase on the stay-at-home order, which resulted in a drop in HIV testing.

In January 2020, the state performed more than 3,000 tests. In April of the same year about 200 tests were conducted.

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