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Governor Little Signs Legislation Allowing Needle Exchanges In Idaho

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Niki Forbing-Orr
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Aimee Shipman, Section Manager for HIV, STD and Hepatitis with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Dr. Zachary Weiss, a resident physician with Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, discuss needle exchange programs.

Governor Little recently signed into law a bill allowing for the establishment of needle exchange programs in Idaho. These programs have demonstrated success in reducing the rate of hepatitis and HIV transmission as well as connecting caregivers with intravenous drug users. Idaho Matters discusses the implementation of such programs with Aimee Shipman, Section Manager for HIV, STD and Hepatitis with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Dr. Zachary Weiss, a resident physician with Family Medicine Residency of Idaho.

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