The DC Needle Exchange Program (DC NEX) will keep our communities safe by stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and connecting people to the health services they need. The District of Columbia Department of Health, HAHSTA supports comprehensive harm reduction programs. This includes:
- a needle exchange program that works to reduce the numbers of injection drug users (IDU) who are infected with HIV in the District
- helping to increase the number of District residents who know their HIV and Hepatitis C status, and
- ensuring people with HIV and Hepatitis have access to care and treatment.