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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Cote : 94-0214683
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.