Published in AIDS Weekly, March 24th, 1997
Stephen A. Harriman, State Department of Public Health Commissioner, made the announcement. He said Gov. John G. Rowland determined - following a thorough agency review and discussions with all parties - that the program could not survive without community support.
The program was developed to slow the spread of HIV by keeping drug users from sharing dirty needles. State health officials said needle-sharing is the number one method of transmitting HIV.
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