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will be a valuable resource for health departments that wish to support SSPs
for persons who inject drugs to prevent transmission of HIV and other
blood-borne viruses such as HCV and to link them to vital prevention, medical
and social services. For health departments currently implementing SSPs, these
program guidelines provide information that can be used to enhance or expand
services. For health departments interested in initiating an SSP, these
guidelines address key issues to be considered before implementing an SSP.
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