Other HIV-Related Laws in New Hampshire

Under New Hampshire law, a person who is over 18 years of age may legally purchase a hypodermic syringe or needle at a pharmacy without a prescription from a physician.

Questions & Answers (Accurate as of November 2, 2011)

Access to Clean Needles

Do New Hampshire laws provide for access to clean needles for injection drug users to prevent HIV transmission?

Yes, under a New Hampshire law that went into effect on January 1, 2001, a person who is over 18 years of age may legally purchase a hypodermic syringe or needle at a pharmacy without a prescription from a physician.  A pharmacy may sell to any such person up to ten syringes or needles at any single purchase.56

Footnotes

56RSA § 318:52-C