Substance Use and Harm Reduction for HIVNews

San Francisco Will Be First U.S. City With Legal Injection Site to Prevent Opioid Overdoses; Others Scramble to Follow

Rajani Gudlavalleti and colleagues
Rajani Gudlavalleti (second from left) with colleagues at the Maryland State Senate House before testifying for a bill in support of legalizing supervised consumption sites in the stateHarriet Smith
    Paul Cherashore
    Paul Cherashore is among those working toward safe injection sites in Philly. "We need a number of sites here," he says. "They can help stabilize neighborhoods with out-of-control street drug use. And it's a path toward the decriminalization of drug use."Elizabeth Reed
    Sarah Blyth
    Sarah Blyth outside the pop-up site she runs in VancouverRafal Gerszak
    Patricia Sully
    Patricia Sully in SeattleSelfie by Patricia Sully
    Tim Murphy

    Tim Murphy


    Tim Murphy, based in Brooklyn, has been writing about HIV/AIDS for 25 years, for publications and organizations including TheBody, TheBodyPro, POZ, New York Magazine, The Nation, Housing Works, and Lambda Legal.