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From our earliest days, our organisation and our team have supported the use of a variety of harm minimisation practices to reduce the transmission of HIV in the ACT. One of the most effective ways of doing this has been the provision of the Needle & Syringe Program (NSP). NSPs are a public health initiative to provide sterile injecting equipment to reduce the harm that can come from sharing equipment.

Meridian is a secondary NSP. We provide pre-packaged 8-packs as well as sharps disposal containers. Meridian staff are trained to provide this service during business hours. We have a large sharps disposal bin at the front of the Meridian office, available 24 hours and a range of information and resources for people who use injecting drugs.

Fit Packs are available at our office in Turner during working hours.

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Meridian acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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Meridian is proud to work with our sponsors and partner organisations.

By developing a Reconciliation Action Plan, we hope to clearly identify actions and realistic targets detailing steps and priorities that advise on the rights, health and dignity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are impacted by HIV or at risk of HIV.

Meridian is proudly QIC Accredited.

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Phone:(02) 6257 2855
Address: Havelock House 85 Northbourne Ave
Turner ACT 2612