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28/12/2015

Strategy helps prevent more than 32,000 cases of HIV across Australia

 NTAHC executive director Kim Gates says the Territory’s needle and syringe program has proved successful. ... NTAHC executive director Kim Gates told the NT News the Territory’s successful needle and syringe program (NSP), which was established in the 1980s as a harm-reduction strategy, had helped contribute to the prevention of more than 32,000 cases of HIV across Australia. “It is about reducing harm and particularly the reduction in blood-borne viruses in the community,” Ms Gates said.
 

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