Needle distribution programs

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A needle distribution program is a social service that allows injecting drug users (IDUs) to obtain hypodermic needles and associated paraphernalia at little or no cost. It is based on the philosophy of harm reduction that attempts to reduce the risk factors for blood-borne diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.

List of programs (by location)

San Diego, California

Family Health Centers of San Diego operates the Syringe Services Program which operates as a mobile unit open three days per week 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday at the corner of 16th and Imperial Ave; and 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Friday at 31st St and North Park Way, San Diego, CA 92104.

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