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NEW YORK: Clean Needles Provided to Reduce Disease in Drug Users




 

Post-Standard (Syracuse) (05.29.12) - Wednesday, 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 $320,000 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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