Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Needle Exchange Program Bill Signing Reception

Tuesday July 5, 2011
4:00 to 6:00 PM

Kooma Delaware
400 Justison Street
Wilmington DE, 19801

On June 7, 2011, the Delaware Legislature passed a law to continue the needle exchange program without sunsetting. Senate Bill 13: An Act to Amend Title 29 of the Delaware Code Relating to Sterile Needle and Syringe Exchange makes the original pilot status of the program permanent. This Act directs the Director of the Division of Public Health to maintain a sterile needle and syringe program to help prevent the spread of AIDS and other diseases. Brandywine Counseling and Community Services will continue to operate the program, which offers HIV testing, health counseling, hepatitis C testing, and referrals to substance abuse treatment.

Join us to celebrate permanent sterile needle and syringe exchange in Delaware. Please RSVP to Sara Grainger at

1 comment:

London Counselling said...

Although controversial, the needle exchange program does stem the spread of AIDS/HIV/Hepatitis. It would be great to be able to wean the users/addicts off of drugs, but this at least is an intermediate step.