Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs

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    Taxonomy Code: RX-8470.1900-610

    Programs that help prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS and other blood borne infectious diseases by providing new, sterile syringes and other sterile injection supplies to needle users in exchange for used ones; or which sell new hypodermic needles and syringes to high risk individuals who have a prescription or, in jurisdictions where it is permitted, without a prescription.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Needle Exchange, Outreach and Education - Denver Colorado AIDS ProjectAccess Point provides needle exchange, outreach, and HIV prevention education to persons living in the metro Denver area, including youth, women, people of color, and gay and bisexual men and women. Also provides free HIV testing.Denver CountyDenver Colorado AIDS ProjectDenver Colorado AIDS Project
    Syringe Access Program - Harm Reduction Action CenterProvides syringe access five days a week for individuals who are actively injecting drugs. Clients will be required to fill out an intake and garner an anonymous code. Once enrolled, a participant exemption card will be issued that will exempt participants from laws regarding possession of syringes in the City and County of Denver. Access to clean syringes (and syringe disposal) prevents and eliminates the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C in the Denver Community.Denver CountyHarm Reduction Action CenterHarm Reduction Action Center
    WestCAP - Western Colorado AIDS ProjectProvides services and case management and prevention services to HIV-positive individuals and those at risk of HIV contraction in 22 counties along the western slope. Service may include: -Walk in testing for HIV and Hepatitis C -Case management -Housing referrals -Health Care Provider referrals -Mental Health Counseling -Food Assistance Referrals -Syringe Exchange Program -Peer-driven support groups - Mesa CountyWestCAP - Colorado Health Network - Western Colorado AIDS ProjectWestCAP - Colorado Health Network - Western Colorado AIDS Project

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