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Access to Syringe Services Programs — Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, 2013–2017

Description
Overview of the role of syringe services programs (SSPs) in reducing hepatitis C transmission related to injection drug use. Describes the expansion of SSPs in Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia from 2013 through August 1, 2017. Discusses the opportunity to improve access to care through SSPs, including access to related services such as medication-assisted treatment, which can be included in comprehensive SSPs.
Author(s)
Danae Bixler, Greg Corby-Lee, Scott Proescholdbell, et al.
Citation
MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(18), 529-532
Date
05/2018
Type
Document
Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tagged as
Illicit drug use · Infectious diseases · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Kentucky · North Carolina · West Virginia