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Needle Exchange Programs Curb the Spread of HIV/AIDS Across the Globe

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In case lawmakers need an extra nudge as they consider lifting the ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs, here are two fresh facts on the effectiveness of this tool in reducing the spread of HIV: *In India, needle exchange programs have contributed to a dramatic reduction in HIV seroprevalence among injection drug users—cutting […]

Update: In U.S. House, A Win on Needle Exchange, A Loss on HIV Research

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This is an update to our post earlier this morning on two key HIV policy votes in the House today. So much for a new era of evidence-based AIDS policy in a Congress controlled by Democrats. In today’s vote on HIV/AIDS research, lawmakers agreed (by voice vote) to strip out funding for three HIV research grants, […]