The needle exchange programs have been going on for some time. Really, needle “exchange” is a bit of misnomer, I think, because it's needle distribution and needle recovery, and includes counselling and support, vaccinations and access to all the other services that are there. It's outreach and engagement with a community that is otherwise very marginalized and out of care's way. If we are not putting ourselves in their environment, care isn't accessible.
On February 21st, 2019. See this statement in context.