Category Archives: Needle Exchange

Report: Harm reduction restrictions helped fuel HIV outbreak

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By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch tstuck@hdmediallc.com HUNTINGTON — Access to HIV prevention and testing was limited in Cabell County prior to the HIV outbreak even with the county’s harm reduction program due to stricter requirements placed on the program in 2018, says a new report on the outbreak published Thursday by the…

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Needle exchange programs save money and lives

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By Joel Sjerven For the St. Louis American Dec 30, 2019 A needle exchange program offers sterile needles to people who inject drugs. This harm reduction intervention has been effective at decreasing risk and improving the quality of life for those affected. Needle exchange is a low-cost intervention which saves…

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