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The Needle and syringe program (NSP) supports increased education, counselling and referral services provided through community based programs; and diversification of NSPs to increase accessibility through pharmacies and other outlets nationally and provide information and training support.
NSPs are an important public health measure. These programs have prevented people from sharing injecting equipment and have therefore prevented the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among people who inject drugs.
Abstract adapted from Department of Health
Department of Health
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601