HIV/AIDS

New Jersey Harm Reduction Set to Grow After Atlantic City Legal Battle

A lawsuit between Atlantic City and a local syringe service program (SSP) may be nearing its end. The city has…

September 22, 2022

Santa Monica Lawmakers Bid to Stop Syringe Distribution in Parks

Lawmakers in Santa Monica, California are trying to stop sterile syringe distribution in public parks,  restricting it largely to brick-and-mortar…

September 13, 2022

“Where They’re At”—Harm Reduction in Rural America

On a warm winter night, a small group of harm reduction workers in Charleston, West Virginia, stuffed the trunk of…

August 23, 2022

Ipswich, MA, Considers Opening Its First Syringe Program

The town of Ipswich, Massachusetts is considering establishing a syringe service program (SSP). The effort to do so mirrors local…

June 2, 2022

Dire Harm Reduction Funding Gap for Lower-Income Countries Is Growing

Last year, Harm Reduction International (HRI) released a report that found funding for harm reduction in 2019 was only 5…

May 9, 2022

Toronto’s New Hospital-Based Safe Consumption Site Is a First for Ontario

A specialized hospital in Toronto opened the doors to a new supervised consumption site for its patients on April 4.…

April 7, 2022

Congress Slashes Proposed Funding for Overdose and HIV Prevention

On March 9, Congress released its proposed final appropriations package for fiscal year 2022. If approved, it will drastically reduce…

March 10, 2022

Study Projects HIV Surge After Scott County Syringe Program Closure

In 2015, Scott County, Indiana, saw a huge HIV outbreak among its population of people who use drugs. The county…

March 4, 2022

It’s Time for Maine to Free Us From One-to-One Syringe Distribution

Maine is a rural state, where many people who use drugs may be forced to drive three or four hours…

February 1, 2022

Charleston’s Syringe Program Can Stay Open Despite Harsh WV Law

The only syringe service program (SSP) in Charleston, the capital of West Virginia, is officially approved to stay open. The…

December 9, 2021