CLARK COUNTY, INDIANA Syringe Exchange Program

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/15/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact Name
Clark County Health Department

Contact Number
812-288-2706

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Location
Clark County Health Department

Organization Name
PATIENT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Event Website
https://louisvilleky.gov/government/health-wellness/syringe-exchange-program

Website of Event Sponser
https://www.clarkhealth.net

Registration Required
No

Cost
FREE

Number of Seats Available
UNMLIMITED

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A Proven Practice to Reduce the Spread of HIV and Blood-borne Diseases
What is a syringe exchange program?

A public health program for people who use drugs by injection (IDU’s)
Goal is to reduce the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other blood-borne infections

Provides new, sterile syringes and clean injection equipment.

Syringes and needles are disposed of safely reducing the number of discarded syringes on our sidewalks, yards, parks and play grounds.

Download our brochure.https://louisvilleky.gov/sites/default/files/health_and_wellness/educationalmaterials/2017julysepbrochure2.pdf
Why have a syringe exchange program?

Preventing HIV infection in people who inject drugs also prevents HIV in pregnant women and newborn children
By working with people who inject drugs we can get them into treatment
An evidence-based practice to connect IDUs to:
Counseling and treatment
Testing for HIV, Hepatitis, and other infections
Education about harms associated with drug use and how to minimize them
Safe disposal of contaminated equipment
In 194 US cities in 2014 including
​Nashville
Pittsburgh
Kansas City, MO
Cincinnati
Who are we trying to reach? Intravenous drug users (IDUs) 18-25 year olds are the fastest growing segment of IDUs