Syringe vending machines as a form of needle syringe programme: Advantages and disadvantages

@article{Islam2007SyringeVM,
  title={Syringe vending machines as a form of needle syringe programme: Advantages and disadvantages},
  author={M Mofizul Islam and Katherine M. Conigrave},
  journal={Journal of Substance Use},
  year={2007},
  volume={12},
  pages={203 - 212}
}
In a bid to increase the anonymous and non‐stigmatized access to sterile injecting equipment for injecting drug users (IDUs) and provide extended hours availability, syringe vending machines were introduced into needle syringe programmes (NSPs) in several countries. This article examines, based on existing international experience, the observed advantages and disadvantages of these machines. Despite the disadvantage associated with their lack of ability to establish contact between health staff… 

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