Portugal Approves Supervised Drug Injection Sites, Aims To Establish Prison Needle-Exchange Programs By 2008

Wed, 30 Aug 2006 04:00 PM EST

... The Portuguese government on Thursday approved the establishment of community sites where injection drug users can inject themselves under supervision, and new measures call for needle-exchange programs to be installed in prisons by 2008, AFP/Today Online reports. Advocates of injection sites say such services can help prevent needle-sharing, which can help spread HIV. [click link for full article] ...