The Syringe Access Fund was created in 2004 to support syringe exchange and public policy activities to reduce the risk of HIV infection, hepatitis C and other blood-borne pathogens among injection drug users and their sexual partners through expanded access to sterile syringes. To date, the SAF has awarded more than $10.4 million. Currently, leading partners are the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Levi Strauss Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Irene Diamond Fund and AIDS United.
For the Round Seven Grant Cycle, the Syringe Access Fund awarded approximately $2 million in new grants. Click here to review the press release.