Needle Exchange Shuts Down After 17 Years -

ROCKFORD - A controversial needle exchange program has agreed to temporarily shut down its services after 17 years. The building, in which it was operating, was condemned last week after the city said the needle exchanges were illegal...


Editor's Note: While controversial, needle exchange programs have been shown to have a modest effect in reducing HIV transmission among needle users. So to lose a needle exchange program here may mean more people on the street with HIV, which is a extremely serious public health concern.

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