Here we will go over the effects of needle exchange programs. We are here to educate our patients about the most up to date information using drug treatment centers in Florida.
How it Works
Needle and syringe programs (NSPs) are a type of harm reduction initiative that provide clean needles and syringes to people who inject drugs to reduce transmission of HIV and other blood borne viruses such as hepatitis B and C. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends providing 200 sterile needles and syringes per drug injector per year, in order to effectively tackle HIV transmission via this route. Many programs supply other equipment to prepare and consume drugs such as filters, mixing containers and sterile water. The majority are run by drug services or pharmacies and operate from a range of fixed, mobile and outreach sites. Call today for information.
Syringe exchange programs do more than improve health. Because they are so effective and far cheaper than the lifetime cost of treating H.I.V., hepatitis B or hepatitis C, they save taxpayers money. A cost-effectiveness analysis published in 2014 replicated the findings of others that came before it: A dollar invested in syringe exchange programs saves at least six dollars in avoided costs associated with H.I.V. alone. A study of over 1,600 injection drug users in New York found that those who didn’t use a syringe exchange in the early 1990s were more than three times as likely to contract H.I.V.
Drug Treatment Centers in Florida
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