Needle exchanges reduce HIV infection in US

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 30 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:832
  1. JOHN ROBERTS, North American editor
  1. BMJ

    Needle exchange programmes prevent HIV infection and should be supported by the federal government, said a report released last week by the National Academy of Sciences. Under current law, programmes that encourage drug misusers to exchange their needles and syringes for new ones have been banned by the federal government. But Congress said that if the academy found that locally run programmes did indeed cut the rates of new cases …

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