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The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis

Locally and Nationally, the Opioid Crisis has made headlines. Overdose deaths are on the increase and statistics are sobering. More than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdose in 2017, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids—a 2-fold increase in a decade....
Filling in the Missing Pieces

Filling in the Missing Pieces

Caring for Those Often Pushed Away by our Community Throughout the story of the life of Jesus, we are reminded that we are expected, as Followers, to care for the sick; to reach out to the unloved and the untouchable; to go places where we might not be expected to go....

STEP TN Off to Smooth Start in Chattanooga

We visited the new Syringe Exchange program in Chattanooga and were overwhelmed with the great start to this exciting new program, called STEP TN.  We invite you to visit the website for this program (part of Cempa Community Care).  Samaritan Ministry is a financial...

HIV Basics are Still Important

POZ magazine issues weekly news alerts at the POZ News Desk. (see poz.com) and one recent post got our attention. They recently shared a great summary about HIV Basics that we would like to share with you. This comprehensive piece covers everything from transmission...
New Generic HIV Drugs Get FDA Approval

New Generic HIV Drugs Get FDA Approval

The treatment landscape for HIV is always changing. Recently, we learned about two new GENERIC combination treatments, Simfi Lo, and Cimduo. (No, we didn’t make those names up.) As some HIV drugs are aging past their patent protection, we are seeing several become...