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PrEP advocate Damon Jacobs: Vaping can be harm reduction

PrEP advocate Damon Jacobs: Vaping can be harm reduction

, by Damon Jacobs

There’s a flaw in San Francisco’s plan to ban flavored tobacco products, and it may have negative consequences for people who use vaping products to quit smoking cigarettes. Read More

Can I use poppers if I’m in drug treatment? Advice from a substance use counselor

Can I use poppers if I’m in drug treatment? Advice from a substance use counselor

, by Jeremy Prillwitz

Jeremy Prillwitz, MA, CATC gives his perspective on how poppers might fit into a person’s harm reduction plan. Read More

Ending hepatitis C means including people who inject drugs

Ending hepatitis C means including people who inject drugs

, by Emily Land

Innovative HCV cure initiatives in San Francisco prioritize high-needs people who may still be actively injecting drugs. Read More

Syringe access programs increase safe syringe disposal

Syringe access programs increase safe syringe disposal

, by Emily Land

Research shows higher syringe coverage and safe disposal options provided by syringe access programs reduce improperly discarded injection equipment. Read More

Puffing & positive? Science says smoking weed can hurt your heart

Puffing & positive? Science says smoking weed can hurt your heart

, by Emily Land

Heavy and frequent use of marijuana increase risk of cardiovascular disease, but people who smoked occasionally did not have this increased risk. Read More