RAAN offers syringe exchange services in our Duluth, Mankato, Virginia and Hibbing offices.
Syringe Services Programs provide sterile injection supplies to injection drug users (IDU’s) in Northeastern & Southeastern Minnesota. Equipment provided includes; clean syringes, tourniquets, cottons, cookers, sterile water, alcohol wipes and antibiotics. These locations also provide disposal of used syringes in compliance with federal and state biohazard requirements.
These harm reduction programs also offer free HIV, Hepatitis C and Syphilis testing with referrals to local infectious disease clinics for confirmatory tests and treatment for reactive results.