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CARTOON: Sharing needles shares disease, too

CARTOON: Sharing needles shares disease, too
Posted at 2:57 PM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 15:12:03-04

The heroin epidemic has given rise to an outbreak of hepatitis C and, potentially, HIV. There's a safe and relatively inexpensive way to prevent the spread of those diseases, by setting up medically monitored needle exchanges. The WCPO editorial board has endorsed them, and studies have shown that they work.

Distributing free, clean needles to addicts can stop the exchange of dirty needles, which is how hepatitis and HIV can spread.    

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