There’s a proposal in Tallahassee right now that could make it easier for injection drug users to trade dirty needles for fresh ones — preventing the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C.
A trial project in Miami Dade County is the only legal needle exchange in Florida. The bill would let the other counties to create something similar.
There’s a spot along 11th street in Overtown in Miami that’s surrounded by a convergence of overpasses. And this time last year, a guy with heavy black arrows tattooed on his arms showed up there pretty regularly.