The CHOW Project


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.

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