Druglink article 1991 – Syringe exchange: has it worked? by Martin C Donoghoe

It is too early to reliably assess the impact of syringe exchange on HIV levels, but the strategy can be evaluated against other measures. It has been successfully established, reached previously unreached clients, and reduced syringe-sharing due to shortage of syringes. However, most injectors are still not in touch with any drug service and other strategies must be developed (such as bleach programmes) to minimise HIV spread in these groups.

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