ENCORE Needle Exchange

Needle Exchange - A person walking the streets at nightAIDS Care Ocean State’s ENCORE program is the only needle exchange program in the state. ENCORE’s goal is to reduce the risk of HIV transmission among injecting drug users (IDUs).

ENCORE offers counseling, HIV prevention and education, and referrals to substance abuse treatment and medical care facilities.

Our Team

Our ENCORE team travels to several areas in Rhode Island and can be identified by their ENCORE backpacks. Our needle exchange workers require specialized training and work with the at-risk populations in Rhode Island.

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