amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Syringe Services Programs: The Facts

Syringe services programs (SSPs) reduce the risk of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs (PWID) by providing sterile syringes and a broad range of other health and prevention services. These include linkage to substance abuse treatment services, physical and mental health care, HIV pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, and overdose-reversing medication. Despite endorsements by leading public health organizations, misconceptions about SSPs persist.

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