Needle exchange decreases the prevalence of HIV-1 proviral DNA in returned syringes in New Haven, Connecticut.

PURPOSE To report on the deployment of the syringe tracking and testing system in the New Haven needle exchange program, which is the first federally funded evaluation of a needle exchange program conducted in the United States. PATIENTS AND METHODS A legal needle exchange for intravenous drug users began in New Haven, Connecticut, in November 1990. All… (More)