16Nov2011

The CHOW Project

Mission:

The CHOW Project’s mission is to prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis C and other blood-borne pathogen’s among high-risk drug users in Hawaii.

Program Highlights/Accomplishments:

In 2010, The CHOW Project exchanged just under 600,000 syringes throughout Hawaii, which is the largest amount in the Project’s 20 year history. Four years ago, CHOW began a seroprevalence study of HIV and hepatitis C among its participants. In 2010, 79% of CHOW participants over 30 had antibodies to hepatitis C, while only 17% of those under 30 had anti-HCV. CHOW is focusing more resources and efforts to work with young injection drug users to support them in staying hepatitis C negative.

More Information:

www.chowproject.org

 

Sharing is caring.
  • Subscribe to our feed
  • Share this post on Delicious
  • StumbleUpon this post
  • Share this post on Digg
  • Tweet about this post
  • Share this post on Mixx
  • Share this post on Technorati
  • Share this post on Facebook
  • Share this post on NewsVine
  • Share this post on Reddit
  • Share this post on Google
  • Share this post on LinkedIn

Discussion

No responses to "The CHOW Project". Comments are closed for this post.

Comments are closed at this time.