Syringe exchange program opens in Utica

ACR Health has started a syringe exchange program in Utica to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among injection drug users.

Officials said the New York State Department of Health asked ACR Health to expand its Safety First Syringe Exchange Program from it Syracuse office to its Utica office.

The program provides new, sterile syringes and other injection supplies to registered participants who inject legal or illicit drugs. It also safely disposes of used syringes.

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