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Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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December 2, 2016

  • About 1 in 10 [PDF-2.4MB] HIV diagnoses are among people who inject drugs.
  • According to the latest Vital Signs, in 22 US cities, only about 25% of people who inject drugs get all their syringes from sterile sources like syringe services programs.
  • Health departments can work with law enforcement and local leaders to expand access to syringe services programs, where permitted by law.
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