This LawAtlas map provides details on laws that impact injection drug users’ possession of sterile syringes.

When it is illegal to possess syringes under state law, injection drug users are more likely to share or reuse syringes, high-risk behaviors associated with the spread of infectious diseases like HIV/AIDs and other blood-borne diseases.

The data in this map are curated by Scott Burris, JD, director of the Public Health Law Research program.

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