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The current opioid epidemic has resulted in a significant increase in opioid-related overdoses, and a corresponding rise in HIV and HCV transmission. Syringe Service Programs (SSPs) provide resources for people who inject drugs. There are fewer SSPs in rural U.S. and little research has been conducted to determine unique needs of SSP participants in rural areas.


Devika Singh MD

University of Vermont

Peter Jacobsen

Vermont CARES


Health Communication and Health Information Technology, HIV, Medical Product Safety, Preparedness, Public Health Infrastructure, Immunization and Infectious Diseases

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A Comprehensive Needs Assessment of Rural Syringe Services