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  1. Fulltext. Syringe exchange in the United States, 1996 : A national profile.

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    Objectives

    This paper provides 1996 information on the stat of US syringe exchange prograrns and compares these findings with data from our 1994 survey Methods.

    In November 1996, questionnaires were mailed to 101 syringe eschange programs.

    Program directors were contacted to conduct telephone interviews based on the mailed questionnaires.

    Data colleected included number of syringes exchanged, syringe exchange program operations, legal status, and services offered.

    Results

    Eighty-seven programs participated in the survey.

    A total of 46 (53%) were legal, 20 (23%) were illegal but tolerated, and 21 (24%) were illegal-underground.

    Since 1994, there has been a 54% increase in the number of cities and a 38% increase in the number of states with syringe exchange programs.

    Eithdy-four programs reported exchanging approximately 14 milion syringes, a 75% increase from 1994, Syringe exchange programs also provided a variety of other services and supplies, and legal programs were more likely than illegal ones to provide these services.

    Conclusions

    Despite continued lack of federal funding, syringe exchange programs expanded in terms of the number of syringes exchanged, the grographic distribution of programs, the range of services offered.

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prévention, Homme, Transmission homme homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Questionnaire, Programme sanitaire, Etude longitudinale, Etude statistique, Echange, Seringue, Evaluation, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Prevention, Human, Transmission from man to man, United States, North America, America, Questionnaire, Sanitary program, Follow up study, Statistical study, Exchange, Syringe, Evaluation, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency

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    Cote : 99-0082785

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 31/05/1999.