Needle and syringe programs: your questions answered

Where can I find more information about needle and syringe programs and drug and alcohol related issues?

Page last updated: 2005

At the back of this booklet is a contact list of organisations and services which provide information on Needle and Syringe Programs and drug and alcohol related issues.

The other booklet in this kit, Needle and syringe programs: a review of the evidence, provides more detailed information about Needle and Syringe Programs.

Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS, Sexual Health and Hepatitis:

The Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS, Sexual Health and Hepatitis acknowledges the important role that needle and syringe programs have played and will continue to play in Australia's response to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C and in controlling the spread of other blood borne viruses amongst injecting drug users. The MACASHH is committed to furthering linkages between the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the National Hepatitis C Strategy and the National Drug Strategy particularly through shared priority groups such as people who inject drugs and the policies and priority areas for reducing the harm caused by illicit drugs in the Australian community.