THE GOAL

• Address the spread of blood-borne diseases among intravenous drug users through best practices in harm reduction
• Promote preventative health and clinic services for blood-borne disease testing and substance abuse counseling and treatment
• Foster a better community by creating a safe place for the disposal of contaminated syringes and connecting participants to resources

 

THE FACTS

Programs like X-Change are associated with a 50% decline in the risk of HIV transmission

• Intravenous drug users were three times more likely to stop injecting drugs if involved in a harm reduction program

• When compared to cities without programs, communities with syringe service programs had 86% fewer syringes in places like parks and sidewalks

• Studies show that participants are 5 times more likely to enter a drug treatment program than nonparticipants

 

SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Collection of contaminated needles/syringes with biohazard disposal

• Counseling clients on treatment resources

• Dispersal of proper sharps containers for future use by participants

• Distribution of sterile needles and syringes

• Distribution of male condoms

• Hepatitis C screening

• HIV screening

• Overdose education

• Referrals to necessary resources

 

WHEN & WHERE:

Ask for Angel @ Christian County Health Department

Tuesdays from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

NO ID REQUIRED

1700 Canton Street

Hopkinsville, KY 42240

(270) 887-4160 Ext. 127

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