WEDNESDAY's (syringe exchange services)
1:00PM-3:30PM Street Outreach on Cameron Alexander Blvd (Kennedy St.)., NW and James P. Brawley Dr, NW Atlanta, GA 30318
SATURDAY's (syringe exchange services)
11:00AM-1:30PM Street Outreach on Cameron Alexander Blvd (Kennedy St.)., and James P. Brawley Dr, NW Atlanta, GA 30318
AHRC Syringe Exchange Program
Why It’s Important?
Clean Needles Save Lives!
- It’s a Public Health Issue
- Meeting clients where they are
- Empower clients currently engaged in “High Risk” behavior
- Provide choices to make healthier life decisions
- Education of HIV transmission and acquisition and different forms of Hepatitis-C
AHRC disposes of over 60,000 dirty syringes each year from its one fixed site in the English Avenue community along. Shared injection equipment is the number 1 mode of transmission of HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis C., amongst injecting populations including the transgender population whom often use syringes to inject hormones. Likewise, this outcome reduces the event of needle sticks amongst law enforcement personnel by 66%! Diabetics also benefit from needle exchange as SEPs increase access to clean injection equipment, and promotes safe disposal methods. AHRC conducted over 120,000 exchanges each year and has conducted over 750,000 exchanges in its 17 year history in Atlanta 7 Fulton County. Individuals come from as far as Tennessee & N. Florida to access the exchange in Atlanta.
Syringe Exchange Process
The 10 states or dependent areas reporting the highest number of AIDS diagnoses in 2008 were:
Georgia was #5 in 2008
Sterile Equipment Distribution
- • Cookers
- • Cotton Balls
- • Alcohol Swabs
- • Citric/Ascorbic Acids
- • Bleach
- • Tourniquet/Tie
- • Straws
- • Pipe Holders
- • Wound Care Kits
- • Condoms
Outreach: an interactive demonstration of social and public health outreach activities conducted among hidden and vulnerable populations, such as injection drug users and sex workers. Participants will learn how to conduct grassroots outreach and how implement tiered risk reduction programs.