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Syringe Services Programs

Persons who inject drugs can substantially reduce their risk of getting and transmitting HIV, viral hepatitis, and other blood-borne infections by using a sterile needle and syringe for every injection. In many jurisdictions, persons who inject drugs can access sterile needles and syringes through syringe service programs (SSPs) and through pharmacies without a prescription. 

We are developing additional content on SSPs for this website. For now, please refer to the SSPs information on CDC's webpage

508 Compliance

Section 508 requires Federal agencies to ensure that individuals with disabilities who are members of the public or Federal employees have access to and use of electronic and information technology that is comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. If you need assistance with the resources on this page, please contact

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