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  1. Fulltext. A pilot syringe exchange program in Washington, DC.

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    The Washington, DC, City Council authorized a pilot syringe exchange program to operate for only 60 days at a single drug abuse treatment facility in the District.

    Only adults on the waiting list for treatment were eligible (n=467).

    Of the 33 who enrolled, median duration of drug injection was 18 years.

    Twenty-seven participants denied needle sharing

    Of 209 needles distributed, 69% were returned.

    Low enrollment might have been due to restrictive intry criteria, inconvenient location, incorrect syringe size, and attitudes of treatment staff.

    For future efforts to have a public health impact, wider accessibility will be needed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Echange, Seringue, Programme sanitaire, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Prévention, Washington, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Exchange, Syringe, Sanitary program, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Prevention, Washington, Human, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0214683

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.