There is a high HIV prevalence among people who inject drugs in Kenya. The sharing of used needles and syringes is a core risk for HIV.

A government-backed needle and syringe programme (NSP) has recently been introduced by community-based organisations. The programme is one of the first in the region and uses a flexible system of delivery, allowing for distribution from community drop-in centres and by outreach workers. Understanding the delivery of NSPs in the Kenyan context is vital.

Exploring the experiences of people who use drugs in engaging with the programme is important for supporting scale up.

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