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Syracuse, N.Y.: Clean Needles Provided to Reduce Disease in Drug Users

May 30, 2012

Syracuse-based AIDS Community Resources says its needle-exchange program, which uses a van to visit areas where drug users are known to congregate, has provided syringes for 90 people a week since January. A $235,000 grant from the state Department of Health funds the program in response to what DOH sees as a health threat in Onondaga County. The DOH's AIDS Institute estimates that NEPs have cut the rate of new HIV infections by 50 percent to 75 percent. ACR called a news conference on May 29 in Syracuse to promote the outreach.

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Adapted from:
Post-Standard (Syracuse)
05.29.2012; Rick Moriarty


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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