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HIV Alliance Promotes Use Of Naloxone

Mark Oniffrey, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55153415

The HIV Alliance in Eugene puts a lot of time and effort into curbing the chances of people getting HIV infections. 

The alliance already offers needle exchanges, so intravenous drug users do not risk infection by using dirty needles. 

Now it also offers doses of Naloxone, the drug that can bring people back from an overdose of Heroin or opioids. 

The efforts included giving instructions in the use of Naloxone at the recent Douglas County Fair.  HIV Alliance Program Director Amanda McCluskey joins us with details of the work.    

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.