Ethical Issues Raised by Needle Exchange Programs

  title={Ethical Issues Raised by Needle Exchange Programs},
  author={Sana Loue and Peter Lurie and Linda S. Lloyd},
  journal={The Journal of Law, Medicine \& Ethics},
  pages={382 - 388}
nited States public health experts have long expressed concern about the prevalence of the human U immunodeficiency virus (HW) among injection drug users (IDUs). The United States has the largest reported IDU population in the world: 1.1 to 1.5 million.' Recent estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that 50 percent of incident HIV infections occur among IDUs, with additional infections occurring among their sex partners and offspring2 More than 33 percent of… Expand

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