The Oberlin Review

Local Overdoses Raise Concerns

Katie Lucey, News Editor

September 6, 2019

The Oberlin Police Department responded to 13 reported heroin overdose incidents within Oberlin city limits between January 1 and August 13 of this year, one of which resulted in a death. These incidents are part of a larger pattern of fatal drug-related incidents that claim the lives of hundreds of Lorain County residents each year. According to County Health Ratings, a database of comparable county statistics, Lorain County has a slightly higher drug overdose mortality rate than the state of Ohio at large. Data recorded between 2013 and 2017 reveal that 39 people per 100,000 die due to drug overdoses in Lorain County, compared to 37 in the rest of Ohio. Although the drug overdose death metric includes overdoses from...

HIV Peer Testing Center in Time of Transition

HIV Peer Testing Center in Time of Transition

May 10, 2019

Oberlin’s HIV Peer Testing has been unable to offer private, free HIV tests for the past semester due to state-level changes in health funding and newly-updated standard practices around HIV testing. They anticipate that they will not be able to continue these services until spring 2021. The state level changes affect the group’s ability to utilize the Ohio Department of Health’s resources to confirm positive test results. Oberlin HIVPT has historically only been able to perform oral HIV t...

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