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Two Vital HIV Policy Votes Set for U.S. House Today

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The House of Representatives will take up two pivotal HIV/AIDS-related amendments today as it debates a massive spending bill for domestic labor, health and education programs. Although the policy decisions at stake today are part of a domestic funding bill, they have implications for global AIDS.  The first is a proposal by Rep. Darrell Issa, […]

Efforts to Overturn Needle Exchange Hit Snag in House

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One step forward, half a step back. That’s where advocates of evidence-based treatment of HIV/AIDS seem to have landed Friday in their efforts to overturn the two-decades-old ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs. Last week, Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, successfully moved to nix the needle-exchange ban when a subcommittee took […]