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Colorado: Needle Exchange Considered in Larimer County

April 27, 2012

The Larimer County Board of Health has scheduled a public hearing on the question of whether the county should support a needle-exchange program. Under a 2010 state law, NEPs are permitted with public health oversight and the approval of the local health department. Legal NEPs are operating in Boulder, Denver, and Grand Junction. The Northern Colorado AIDS Project is advocating for the Larimer County NEP as a way to reduce transmission of HIV and hepatitis C. The hearing will take place at 5:30 p.m. on May 15 at the courthouse office building in Fort Collins. County officials expect a large crowd and are asking those who wish to offer input to put their comments in writing.

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Excerpted from:
Denver Post
04.26.2012; Jennifer Brown, Daily Dose blog

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