Syringe Service Programs in New Hampshire
Syringe Service Programs (SSPs), which may also be referred to as syringe exchange programs or needle exchange programs, are community-based programs that provide access to sterile syringes and facilitate safe disposal of used syringes.
People who inject drugs can greatly reduce their risk of getting and sharing HIV, viral hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases by using a new (sterile) needle and syringe for each injection.
SSPs are a useful tool as part of an in-depth and combined way to prevent HIV for people who inject drugs, as well as being linked to reducing the threat of getting hepatitis C.
Most SSPs offer more prevention services, and provide linkage to needed services and programs.
These Syringe Service Programs are registered with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS).
Registered Syringe Service Programs will be added to this list as NH DHHS receives new registration forms.
NH Syringe Service Programs Annual Reports