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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 […]

Two Posts in One: Senate Leaves Needle Exchange Ban In Place, New Forum For HIV/AIDS Hot Topics

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First, a quick update on needle exchange: The Senate Appropriations subcommittee on labor, health and education programs approved a spending bill this week that leaves in place the funding ban on needle exchange programs. This means a fight in conference over the fate of that provision, since the House approved language lifting the ban, albeit […]