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 cdc.gov . Hope you might of learned something new. Talk to you all next month with a new SSP topic. — Sara Seiter