Las Vegas to offer vending machine for clean needles

Posted by Unknown | Apr 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Las Vegas is the first city in the nation to test out vending machines offering clean needles for intravenous drug users. The purpose of this vending machine is to help lessen instances of drug users sharing needles. Hopefully, this will result in less transmission of infections between drug users who “shoot up.”

The needle vending machine looks like food and drink vending machines. The vending machine is supplied with new syringes, wound cleaning kits and condoms.

The needle vending machines will go into operation by the end of May at three locations:

  • Trac-B Exchange, 6114 W. Charleston Blvd.;
  • Aid For AIDS Nevada, 1120 Almond Tree Lane; and
  • Community Counseling Center, 714 E. Sahara Ave.

Customers will have to register first at one of these locations before making a purchase from the machine, but the registration can be anonymous.

This program was spearheaded by the Southern Nevada Health District, the Nevada AIDS Research and Education Society as well as Trac-B Exchange (which created the vending machine). Learn more about Nevada drug laws.

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