ABOUT STEP TN

Syringe Trade and Education Program (STEP TN) is a harm reduction and education program for injection drug users. STEP TN is designed to reduce the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C, and other bloodborne infections, as well as, provide safe disposal of needles and syringes.

Chattanooga CARES and East Tennessee State University Center of Excellence, both AIDS Service Organizations (ASO) have partnered together to establish STEP TN which will provide safe disposal of needles and syringes, HIV and Hepatitis testing linkage to treatment, education about overdose prevention, and referrals to substance abuse, mental health, and social services throughout Southeast and East Tennessee.