Auckland Mainliners Will Have 24 Hr Needle Access
by Selwyn Manning
Auckland intravenus drug users will soon
have 24 hour access to needles.
An electronic syringe
dispenser will be erected at the Needle Exchange Trust in
Auckland's Symonds Street this November.
mainliners already have a similar machine and service.
Needle Exchange spokesperson, Simon Nimmo, says anyone 16
years and over can buy fresh injection equipment. The move
is hoped will arrest the spread of disease spread by
intravenus drug users swapping and sharing needles.
Funding Authority is providing funding for a one year trial
of the machines.
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