1994: Needle exchanges save lives

Under Health Commissioner Peter L. Beilenson, the BCHD initiates a needle-exchange program, the first big US city to have one. The program, based on research by JHSPH faculty in the AIDS Linked to the IntraVenous Experience (ALIVE) Study, a prospective cohort study designed to characterize the incidence and natural history of HIV infection among injection drug users, becomes a moder for the rest of the United States.

Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun
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