Project dates: April 2001 - March 2005
Principal Investigator: Deren, Sherry (Co-Investigator)
Principal Investigator: Des Jarlais, Don (Co-Investigator)
New York is one of a few states in the U.S. that has expanded its laws to increase access to sterile syringes. The project compared three modes of legal sterile syringe access available in New York: syringe exchange programs (SEPs), pharmacies, and health care providers, by examining data before and after implementation of the New York State Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP). In addition, modifications were made to funded interview studies of drug users about HIV and HCV risk to include information about sources, acquisition and disposal of syringes. The project assessed the impact of the Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP) on sources of syringes and syringe sharing, and helped inform ways to reduce barriers and improve services and outcomes.Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Syringe disposal among injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx during the New York State Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program
Health Education and Behavior, 34 (2), 390-403. doi: 10.1177/1090198106288560.
Deren S, Cleland CM, Fuller C, Kang SY, Des Jarlais DC, Vlahov D (2006).
The impact of syringe deregulation on sources of syringes for injection drug users: Preliminary findings
AIDS and Behavior, 10 (6), 717-721. doi: 10.1007/s10461-006-9096-4.
Johnson BD, Golub A, Deren S, Des Jarlais, DC, Fuller C, Vlahov D (2006).
The nonimpact of the Expanded Syringe Access Program upon heroin use, injection behaviours, and crime indicators in New York City and State
Justice Research and Policy, 8 (1), 27-49. doi: 10.3818/JRP.8.1.2006.27.
Pouget ER, Deren S, Fuller CM, Blaney S, McMahon JM, Kang SY, Tortu S, Andia JF, Des Jarlais DC, Vlahov D (2005).
Receptive syringe sharing among injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx during the New York State Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 39 (4), 471-477.
Fuller C, Galea S, Blaney S, Ompad DC, Deren S, Des Jarlais DC, Vlahov D (2004).
Explaining the relationship between race/ethnicity and pharmacy purchased syringes among injection drug users in New York City
Ethnicity and Disease, 14 (4), 589-596.
Deren S, Fuller C, Pouget ER, Blaney S, Tortu S, Kang SY, McMahon JM, Andia JF, Des Jarlais DC, Johnson B, Rosenblum A, Vlahov D (2003).
Impact of expanding syringe access in New York on sources of syringes for injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx, NYC, USA
International Journal of Drug Policy, 14 (5-6), 373-379. doi: 10.1016/S0955-3959(03)00137-3.
Des Jarlais DC, McKnight C, Friedmann P (2002).
Legal syringe purchases by injection drug users, Brooklyn and Queens, New York City, 2000-2001
Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, 42 (6 Suppl 2), S73-S76. doi: 10.1331/1086-5802.42.0.S73.De.