Syringe Exchange Program



Injecting drug use has been a major gateway for the HIV, Hepatitis B/C and other blood borne diseases due to the prevalence of sharing of contaminated syringe among drug users. Therefore, Youth Vision has been implementing Syringe Exchange Program to deter the spread of contamination from one drug user to another. YV collects used syringe and provides new syringe through its static and mobile clinic and outreach programs within the Syringe Exchange Program. The Syringe Exchange Program has contributed significantly to minimize the threats of growing blood borne diseases among its target groups.