Syringe Trade and Education Program of TN takes a bold approach in tackling the underlying community health concerns created by the opioid epidemic.

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FACTS ABOUT STEP TN

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DECREASES THE
TRANSMISSION
RATES OF HIV

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DECREASES THE TRANSMISSION
OF HEPATITIS C AND OTHER
DISEASES

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ENSURES A SAFE WAY
TO DISPOSE OF
USED SYRINGES

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  • Syringes
  • Wound Care Supplies
  • Safer Injection Supplies
  • Biohazard/Sharp Containers
  • HIV/HCV Testing + Treatment
  • Naloxone Distribution
  • Safer Injection Education
  • Treatment and Recovery Resources
  • Overdose Prevention

THE FACTS

  • Syringes discarded in public places reduced by almost 50%
  • Access to clean syringes reduce HIV infection rates by 80%
  • Injection drug users are 5 times more likely to seek treatment
  • Crime is reduced by over 10% by providing linkage to care
  • Needle sticks among law enforcement is significantly reduced