Every agency that has studied needle exchange, including National Institutes of Health, The Centers
for Disease Control, National Academy of Sciences, American Medical Association,
American Public Health Association, World Health Organization, National Commission
on AIDS,American Academy of Pediatrics has concluded that needle exchange
programs can dramatically reduce the spread of blood borne infectious disease
without increasing levels of drug use.
Prevention Point Pittsburgh (PPP), a non-profit organization, aims to
• promote and advocate for the reduction of harm associated with injection drug use
• reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other blood borne infections.
Prevention Point Pittsburgh is dedicated to providing health empowerment
services to injection drug users.
By both practicing and advocating for harm reduction, PPP seeks to reduce
thenegative effects of drug use to both the user and the community.
PPP considers needle exchange as a foundation for addressing a broader
set of injection drug users’ needs, particularly needs that are met poorly or
not at all through existing services.
PPP has grown to include comprehensive case management services,
condom and literature distribution, overdose prevention and response
trainings with Narcan prescription, individualized risk reduction health education,
and free onsite HIV/Hepatitis C testing provided in collaboration with the
Allegheny Health Department.
The photos shown on the web site feature Prevention Point Pittsburgh staff and volunteers.
Prevention Point Pittsburgh | 907 West Street - Fifth Floor | Pittsburgh, PA 15221| 412-247-3404