Legislating for Health and Human Rights: Model Law on Drug Use and HIV/AIDS – Module 3: Sterile syringe programs

This model law resource is designed to inform and assist policy-makers and advocates as they approach the task of reforming or making laws to meet the legal challenges posed by the HIV epidemic among people who use drugs.

Module 3 contains a prefatory note which outlines the rationale for and benefits of syringe exchange programs and which describes relevant international laws and policies, including human rights obligations. This is followed by a section on model statutory provisions. Module 3 concludes with a list of recommended resources.