Published in Hepatitis Weekly, October 2nd, 1995
A National Research Council (NRC) study said needle exchange programs are so successful in slowing the AIDS epidemic that restrictions on federal funding should be removed and more communities should be allowed to set up such programs.
"For injection drug users who cannot or will not stop injecting drugs, the once-only use of sterile needles and syringes remains the safest, most effective approach for limiting HIV (AIDS virus) transmission," the report concluded.
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