My name is Sara and I work on the Syringe Exchange. I will be writing a monthly article about the SSP. So to start out I figured this month we would start out with explaining what the SSP is. Here are some common questions I found.
1.What is a SSP- A SSP provides safe and sterile supplies. Can help client get engaged with treatment and health care.
2. Do SSP help reduce infections- Yes they do They reduce blood-borne diseases. SSPs are associated with an estimated 50% reduction in HIV and HCV incidence.
3. Do SSPs cause more needles in public places- No. Studies show that SSPs protect the public and first responders by providing safe needle disposal.
All these facts and more can be found out at
. Hope you might of learned something new. Talk to you all next month with a new SSP topic.
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