October 27, 2010

CHMP’s Visiting Scholar, Fiona Gold, spoke on NPR’s program “Fresh Air” to represent the work being done by the Vancouver Street Nurses.  From NPR’s site:

“She works on the streets near the safe injection site, assisting addicts. From her perspective, preventing HIV and STDs is such an important task that it overshadows addiction issues. Two days a week, Gold walks the streets of Vancouver, handing out clean needles to addicts shooting up in alleyways. She also treats infections related to needle use.”

Click the link above to listen to Fiona discuss the Vancouver Street Nurses.