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NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Harm Reduction Is Essential to Combat the Addiction Epidemic
Founder, Orange County Needle Exchange Program
The good news is that for decades, both injection drug users and doctors have been advocating for harm reduction, a rational and proven way to reduce infections. The idea is simple: lower the risks associated with using drugs.
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Washington D.C. Is Proof That Needle Exchanges Save Lives
Oh, and $44 million, too.
It's Time Florida Starts Saving Lives
Gary J Stein
I am an author, blogger, advocate and consultant on issues of ...
Florida, due to its lack of action on the matter, has 30 years of data and success rates around the country and around the world to verify that Needle-exchange programs work as they take yet another year to make a decision to start one.
Postcard From Belarus
Michel D. Kazatchkine
UN Secretary General‘s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Eu...
The quality of the Belarus' HIV/AIDS and TB programs is excellent and follows a balanced strategy of prevention and treatment based on international standards.
5 Ways We Can Reduce Drug Overdoses
Needle Exchanges Are Vital, But There's A Major Stigma Around Them. Here's Why.
Needle exchange programs are also a way to help draw people into social service programs that may eventually help them quit
The War on AIDS Is Not Over
William Lynch III
Vice President, New Business Initiatives, Bill Lynch Associate...
The AIDS epidemic in America is still far too real. And the risk factors have taken on a new face: race and poverty.
Santa Distributing Clean Needles, Female Condoms in the Bronx
President and Chief Program Officer, BOOM!Health
One way New York State is considering streamlining its Medicaid costs is by expanding needle-exchange centers to help drug users prevent getting HIV and hepatitis C. But that may take federal funds, and Congress reinstated a ban on such funds last year.
A Step Backward for AIDS Prevention
Senior Researcher in the Health and Human Rights Division of H...
Last year, President Obama recognized the progress against the HIV epidemic, but it was dealt a serious blow in January, when Congress reinstated a ban on federal funding of syringe exchange programs.
Whether It's Congressional Meddling or D.C. Council Ethics Scandals, Corruption Impedes Home Rule
Independent, At-Large Candidate for D.C. Council
Congressional meddling with local D.C. laws must end because it's just another form of corruption. Yet, as long as D.C.'s elected officials continue to embarrass the city with ethics scandals, we'll have trouble convincing the country.
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Why D.C. Must Be Free
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Solutionist. Author. Internatio...
How ironic, the basic tenets of U.S. citizenship so freely given throughout the nation remain elusive in the lives of those who live within the confines of the capital city.
Boulder Legalizes Needle Exchange
BOULDER, Colo. -- After 22 years of exchanging needles, the process is now legal in Boulder County. Boulder County's Board
Can Theology Support Needle Exchange Programs?
Mary Jo Iozzio, Ph.D.
Professor of Moral Theology, Barry University; co-editor,
To deny injecting-drug-users access to needle exchange programs is to fail to act to save human lives, to fail to acknowledge the dignity of every human life, and to fail to respond in solidarity to those who are marginalized.
Most Improved (Drug Policy) Player: The USA
Executive Director of the Harm Reduction Coalition
There was quite a lot of reference this year, both covert and overt, to last year's 52nd CND debacle. As you may recall (and
The Five Stages of Grief over Obama's Drug Policies
Obama is not committed enough to drug policy reform to incur the symbolism taking any steps towards liberalization would send.
Congress To Vote On Needle Exchange Ban, One Day After AIDS Activists' Protest
This really came out of nowhere. Yesterday, we had AIDS activists quite literally close down the US Capitol Rotunda to protest
Clinton's Needle Exchange Program
The Times mentions in passing today in its story on Clinton's new HIV/AIDS proposals that Hillary "also backs federal financing
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