Consequences of a restrictive syringe exchange policy on utilisation patterns of a syringe exchange program in Baltimore, Maryland: Implications for HIV risk.

@article{Sherman2015ConsequencesOA,
  title={Consequences of a restrictive syringe exchange policy on utilisation patterns of a syringe exchange program in Baltimore, Maryland: Implications for HIV risk.},
  author={Susan G. Sherman and Shivani A Patel and Daesha V. Ramachandran and Noya Galai and Patrick Chaulk and Chris Serio-Chapman and Renee M. Gindi},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  year={2015},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={637-44}
}
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Syringe distribution policies continue to be debated in many jurisdictions throughout the USA. The Baltimore Needle and Syringe Exchange Program (NSP) operated under a 1-for-1 syringe exchange policy from its inception in 1994 through 1999, when it implemented a restrictive policy (2000-2004) that dictated less than 1-for-1 exchange for non-program syringes. DESIGN AND METHODS Data were derived from the Baltimore NSP, which prospectively collected data on all client… CONTINUE READING
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