The machines come with boxes each containing clean needles, alcohol wipes, tourniquet, disposal box for needles, a safe sex kit and help information sheet that can be availed of without any cost up to twice a week only. Three vending machines located in central Vegas will be operational by the end of May, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that heroin use continues to increase across the U.S. Its most recent report, based on studies from 2002-2013, noted that the greatest increases in use occurred in demographic groups with historically low rates of heroin use, including women, the privately insured, and people with higher incomes.
To try and lower the risk of HIV and Hepatitis C infection through shared needle use, Las Vegas will be the first US city to install public syringe vending machines.
Here in the US, harm reduction groups - which offer clean drug paraphernalia to users in order to lower rates of disease transmission and illness - are usually required to keep track of their clients. Users will have to have to register with the centers to get a personal card with an access code for the machines. "Anytime someone's engaging in a behavior that could cause them some potential health side effects, we want to encourage them to reduce their risk". According to Southern Nevada health officials, the initiative is part of an effort to reduce the transmission of diseases like HIV and hepatitis C, KLAS reported.
Heroin-related overdose deaths also increased during the same period, almost quadrupling to 8,200 deaths in 2013.
The health district estimates that about 9 percent of new HIV diagnoses in Clark County are people who inject drugs. "The issue now is more, what method is appropriate for my community?" They hope to keep drug users who get their fix via syringe from contracting diseases by reusing needles that could carry bloodborne infections.
Needle exchange programs are generally considered a huge success.
This year's event has attracted high-profile guest speakers as well as hundreds of audience from across the world. He considered a country's contribution to global growth the "real important indicator" of the world economy.
Trump is facing increasing scrutiny for frequent trips to his " Southern White House ", which are costing taxpayers millions. Traditionally hosted by the first lady, the White House Easter Egg Roll has taken place each year since the 1870s.
Trump told reporters the attack "crossed a lot of lines" for him but did not give any clues about a possible USA response. Devin Nunes, R-California, that Trump officials were caught up in surveillance and that their identities were disclosed.
It's the same church where President Trump and First Lady Melania were married in 2005 and most recently attended Christmas Mass. It marked his 16th visit to one of his own golf courses since he became president.
When Is Nokia 6 Releasing In the United States? As far as specifications are concerned, Nokia 6 has an aluminium unibody design. HMD had previously announced that it intends to launch the Nokia 6 phone globally in this spring, including in the US.
The centre of the poppy is formed by a newly-unveiled sculpture of pairs of soldiers' feet by New Zealand artist Helen Pollock. Trudeau is scheduled to visit Juno Beach on Monday, where he will mark Canada's contributions during the Second World War.
She made six more birdie putts the final round, taking the lead on the 14th hole. "Yeah, everybody says being in the zone". Kerr vaulted into the lead for good with three straight birdies on the back nine, beginning at No. 13 to get to 20-under.
With the team we have, we can do damage to any side - our DNA at Real Madrid is to fight to the end and we have done that. Isco hinted that he could sign a contract extension with Real Madrid after his two-goal heroics against Sporting Gijon .
For national reporting , David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post won a Pulitzer for his coverage of the Donald Trump campaign. The Storm Lake Times co-owner/editorialist, Art Cullen garnered the prize for his unyielding, expert, and engaging writing.
Erdogan was voted to power in August 2014, the first time a Turkish President had been directly chosen by popular vote. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in the vote, which looks set to grant him sweeping new powers .
Coachella Pickpocket Thwarted By Find My Phone
Indio Police released this photo of more than 100 cellphones that were stolen during weekend 1 of Coachella on April 17, 2017. As for the phone thief, he was arrested under suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property.
Button to make F1 return at Monaco Grand Prix
It's obviously going to be a challenge but he wants a challenge", said Brown. "He's going to get some testing in". A rookie driver won it previous year , not that we're going to set any expectations.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Nougat Update Insults S7 Users
This is a special week, since the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on AT&T looks set to pick up the Android 7.0 Nougat update . Both the updates shall include the latest security patch, however, we weren't able to confirm the same.
Apple handed self-driving test permit
Some of the new hires came from companies such as Ford and Tesla , who are also researching self-driving technology. Electric-car manufacturer Tesla started test-driving automated cars in California late a year ago .
Pence to open Asian trip amid tensions with North Korea
North Korea is thought to have a small arsenal of atomic bombs and an impressive array of short- and medium-range missiles. Last year, Pyongyang carried out two nuclear tests and over two dozen of test launches using ballistic missile technology.
McMaster: North Korea's provocations 'can't continue'
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the latest test but had "no further comment". Pacific Command said the missile "blew up nearly immediately", adding the type of missile was being analysed.
Some Rain, Thunderstorms Possible Over Easter Weekend
It looks like we may get a bit of a break from the rain midday, but then our rain chances return Monday evening. Sunday Morning Lows: Mid 50s Afternoon Highs: Mid-Upper 70s Cloud cover: Sunny with some high, thin clouds.