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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

We say “needle exchange,” but open access—not one-for-one exchange—is best for health

We say “needle exchange,” but open access—not one-for-one exchange—is best for health

, by Emily Land

Syringe access programs combat the spread of infectious diseases among people who use injection drugs, improve participant health, and increase linkage to social services including drug treatment. Read More

Five reasons to get tested for hepatitis C

Five reasons to get tested for hepatitis C

, by San Francisco AIDS Foundation

May 19 is Hepatitis Testing Day. To mark the day, we share vital information about hepatitis C, and encourage you to spread the word about the importance of HCV testing and treatment. Read More

Vending machine will provide free access to safer injection supplies & clean needles

Vending machine will provide free access to safer injection supplies & clean needles

, by Emily Land

People who inject drugs in Las Vegas will have an easier way to obtain safer injection supplies like sterile needles thanks to this new program. Read More