Syringe Services Programs Can Help Reduce HIV Rates Among People Who Inject Drugs, CDC Says

CNN: Syringe exchanges help reduce rates of HIV, CDC says
“A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released Tuesday, finds that the use of syringe or needle exchanges has contributed to significant drops in the rates of HIV among African-American and Latino drug users…” (Kounang/Strickland, 11/29).

NBC News: Needle Exchange Programs Help HIV But Move Too Slowly, CDC Says
“…CDC and other experts say decades of studies show needle exchange programs work not only to stop the spread of disease, but to help people stop their abuse of drugs such as heroin and other opioids…” (Fox, 11/29).

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