Argument: HIV epidemic justifies needle exchanges

Issue Report: Needle exchanges


Alan Franciscus. “Needle Exchange – A Matter of Public Health” HCV Advocate. April/June 2003: “With over a 100 people in the United States becoming infected with HIV, HCV, or HBV every day as a result of injection drug use, it is clear that we must do more. We must continue to educate people about the harms of drug use, particularly injection drug use. We must pay attention to the expertise and knowledge of public health officials and scientists who urge that sterile syringes be made legally available to people who inject drugs.”