1 in 10
HIV diagnoses are among people who inject drugs (PWID)
More than 50%
of PWID used a syringe services program in 2015
1 in 4
of PWID got all of their syringes from sterile sources in 2015
Increasing rates of injection drug use have led to increased rates of infectious disease in rural areas.
- Rural areas have fewer syringe services programs (SSPs) than urban areas.
- Syringe services programs are effective at reducing blood borne disease.
- Syringe services programs do not increase drug use.
- Syringe services programs are cost effective.
- Syringe services programs are typically the only location lay people can easily obtain naloxone.