general archive

New NASEN SEP directory page

Categories: directory | general

We at NASEN are very excited to announce that we have revamped our online SEP directory tool.

In addition to browsing by state, it is now possible to search the directory by zip code, city and state, landmark, or address. The new page allows us to present a lot more information about each program, and we’re confident that we have the most comprehensive directory of syringe service programs available anywhere on the Internet.

Check out the new directory and let us know what you think!

Updated amfAR SSP Coverage Map

Categories: general

We are happy to report that amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, has released their 2014 coverage map of United States syringe service programs.

The map is available here: amFAR 2014 syringe service map (PDF)

Data for the map was provided by NASEN and Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

PHRA interview at

Categories: general

Shilo Murphy, Executive Director of the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance in Seattle and friend of NASEN, was interviewed by Sharon Frajlich at Check it out!

Syringe Services Program Guidelines for Health Departments

Categories: general

NASTAD, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, and UCHAPS, the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services, have published a set of guidelines to help state and local health departments develop and implement syringe services programs. You can download them here.

New amfAR SEP Map for 2012

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amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, has updated their national map of syringe exchange programs for 2012. For reference, the 2011 map can be found here.

Links and Announcements

Categories: general

HARMRED Mailing List Now Easier to Join

HARMRED, a harm reduction discussion group unaffiliated with NASEN and operated by, now has an easy-to-use sign-up page at

National Map of Syringe Exchange Programs

amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, has released a map showing all of the cities in the United States with syringe exchange programs using data provided by NASEN and the Beth Israel Medical Center.

The map is available here. Check it out!

9th National Harm Reduction Conference Coming Up

Harm Reduction Coalition would like to remind you that the 9th annual Harm Reduction Conference: From Public Health to Social Justice is coming up in November. This year’s conference will be in Portland, Oregon. Information about conference dates, registration, and abstract submission is available at HRC’s website and the conference site.


Categories: general | schedule | summer

There are five certified human beings that fill the approximately three fte positions and do the work of NASEN. Of the five two are working part time, two will be taking twenty five furlough days and one has her hands full.

Please bear with us, our primary effort will always be to keep the buyer’s club up to date. From now until about the first of September other services that we provide may take us longer. Have a great summer.

Rode hard and put to bed wet

Categories: general | newsworks

Cross-posted to NewsWorks.

All of us, that is, all five human beings who make up the approximately 3 full time positions that operate NASEN are sick. We’ve got some kind of bug and well into the second week or more of feeling poorly. So we are running behind and it will probably take another week or so to catch up. First there’s the data backlog, then the tech question calls to be returned and then updating the start times for the projects on the website. We’ll get it all done as soon as we can and thank you for understanding our delays.

How they’ve managed to keep the office open and the Buyers Club up to date is beyond me.

It’s just another example of how very lucky I am.