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Van offers help for drug users in Schenectady

Testing, counseling offered along with needle exchange

Project Safe Point’s mobile outreach van began offering free services in Schenectady starting in July. The medical office on wheels provides counseling, free HIV and hepatitis C testing, as well as a place to safely dispose of syringes and obtain new ones.
Project Safe Point’s mobile outreach van began offering free services in Schenectady starting in July. The medical office on wheels provides counseling, free HIV and hepatitis C testing, as well as a place to safely dispose of syringes and obtain new ones.
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Project Safe Point, a program for drug users run by Catholic Charities AIDS Services, recently expanded its services in Schenectady. Three afternoons a week, a white outreach van now parks in the parking lot of the Schenectady Inner City Ministry food pantry at 839 Albany St. and opens its doors to anyone in need. The little medical office on wheels, which took to the road in July, offers clients free HIV and hepatitis C testing, ...

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ThePhilistine
September 12, 2012
8:10 a.m.

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Waste of money Im pretty sure the ones who want help don't need to be pulled in by the offer of a free new needle to get high with. Why the hell is the state buying needles for addicts?

rsmall803
September 12, 2012
1:19 p.m.

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they have vans here in ca. to aid the homeless and get them off the streets. few take advantage.

justapto
September 12, 2012
4:28 p.m.

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I like the idea. Give the drug users all that they need to kill them selves. Problem solved!

b
September 12, 2012
8:14 p.m.

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Is this also going to have police trap drug offenders? If I were using illegal drugs, I'd be afraid to use this excellent service for fear of being arrested.
Jewish Mother

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