Navigation Links
AIDS Action Applauds Introduction of a New Bill Allowing Federal Funds to Support Syringe Exchange Programs
Date:7/30/2008

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, July 30th, Representative Jose Serrano (D-NY) introduced the Community AIDS and Hepatitis Prevention Act, a bill which, if passed, will remove all legal barriers to States and local jurisdictions to spend federal funding that they receive for prevention of diseases directly on syringe exchange. Syringe exchanges are a method of HIV prevention which helps intravenous drug users obtain clean syringes in order to prevent sharing syringes that are potentially infected with HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and other bloodborne diseases. A letter with 147 local and national, community, substance abuse, viral hepatitis, HIV, syringe exchange, and public health organizations, as varied as The Episcopal Church, the Office of Communicable Disease Control and Epidemiology in the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, the Hispanic Federation and many more, was also released in support of the bill (see attached).

"If passed this bill will ensure that states and local communities will be able to make their own decisions about preventing HIV and hepatitis C based on the scientific evidence without political interference from the federal government, said Ronald Johnson, Deputy Executive Director of AIDS Action. "Since there are more than 200 communities throughout the United States that already rely on syringe exchange programs with little problem, this is a welcome development."

Eight federally funded research reports concluded that needle and syringe programs, as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention strategy, are an effective public health intervention that reduces HIV transmission without increasing the use of illicit drugs. Research has also shown that syringe programs are important in preventing hepatitis C transmission. The federal government certified in 1998 that syringe exchange reduces the transmission of HIV infections and does not raise the level of drug abuse. Transmission of HIV related to intrave
'/>"/>

SOURCE AIDS Action
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Related medicine news :

1. Consumer Alert: Black Henna Tattoos Can Cause Serious Skin Reactions
2. Psychological downside to strike action
3. PSEG Supports Quick Congressional Action on Clean Air in Wake of Courts Rescinding of CAIR
4. Klafter & Olsen LLP Announces That It Has Filed a Class Action Lawsuit Against ArthroCare Corporation on Behalf of Common Stock Holders and Certain Traders in ArthroCare Options
5. Jury Award to Englewood Company to Total More Than $1 Million for Breach of Fiduciary Duties in Shareholder Class Action Case
6. MitoAction Develops On-Line Resource for Mitochondrial Disease Care Providers
7. Hermaphrodites, predatory actions and fertility decline are among topics at behavior conference
8. Innovative HCAHPS Patient Satisfaction Survey Solution Generates Huge Cost-Savings Opportunity for Adventist Health Systems
9. AIDS Action Commends Senate Passage of PEPFAR Reauthorization
10. Statement Regarding Los Angeles City Attorney Enforcement Action
11. Patient Satisfaction Higher at Most Wired Hospitals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... new study has found that India,s shocking rates of ... farmers who are clinging to tiny smallholdings less ... crops, such as cotton and coffee, that are highly ... a range of previous case studies that point to ... following the ,liberalisation, of the nation,s economy during the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Giving patients adrenaline after they suffer a cardiac arrest ... of surviving long-term, according to new research conducted at ... who have a cardiac arrest get adrenaline, which has ... decades," said Dr. Steve Lin, an emergency physician and ... in medical treatment, long-term survival rates of patients who ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... its status as the leading weapon against the deadly ... with new research indicating it simply needs to be ... of the cheap anti-malarial drug chloroquine in treating and ... more than half a million people each year around ... developed resistance to chloroquine, but research carried out at ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... of the embryo. It begins as a glob of identical ... become the cells of our lungs, muscles, nerves and all ... a feat of reverse tissue engineering, Stanford University researchers have ... cells to proliferate and transform into all of the specialized ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) announced today that ... in solid tumors, including long-term patient follow-up, have been ... Issue 232). The data demonstrate robust antibody and T ... with very advanced cancers and suggest that CDX-1401 may ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New evidence of suicide epidemic among India's 'marginalized' farmers 2Health News:New evidence of suicide epidemic among India's 'marginalized' farmers 3Health News:Adrenaline does little to increase patient's survival after cardiac arrest 2Health News:Scientists find new way to fight malaria drug resistance 2Health News:Stanford scientists develop 'playbook' for reverse engineering tissue 2Health News:Stanford scientists develop 'playbook' for reverse engineering tissue 3Health News:Celldex's Phase 1 study of CDX-1401 published in Science Translational Medicine 2Health News:Celldex's Phase 1 study of CDX-1401 published in Science Translational Medicine 3Health News:Celldex's Phase 1 study of CDX-1401 published in Science Translational Medicine 4
... involved in cancer, aging , , MONDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay ... active region of telomerase, an enzyme involved in both ... repeats of a short DNA sequence to the ends ... damage and loss of genetic information during cell division. ...
... appear to be at higher risk for psychiatric ... children, according to a report in the September ... one of the JAMA/Archives journals. In addition, low-birth-weight ... to have attention problems than suburban low-birth-weight children. ...
... the East coast distribute formula sample packs to new ... concerned about the potential for distributing these packs to ... September issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent ... practice is changing significantly. , "Packaged as smart diaper ...
... found it predicted outcome months after patient went home ... who sleep during the day while in rehabilitation have ... study, which was expected to be published in the ... the sleeping patterns and other predictors of recovery (e.g., ...
... drug from a biodegradable polymer , , MONDAY, Sept. 1 ... artery-opening, drug-eluting stents appears equally effective as older models ... study shows. , Stents are tiny mesh tubes inserted ... medicines that help prevent reclosure. The latest form of ...
... of a former U.S. soldier whose traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) were ... years after his discharge. The soldier, who suffered several concussions during ... and hearing/visibility issues on a daily basis. , ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Secrets of Telomerase Revealed 2Health News:Study examines relationship between low birth weight and psychiatric problems in children 2Health News:Hospitals provide formula sample packs while medical organizations encourage breastfeeding 2Health News:Daytime Sleeping Linked to Poor Recovery in Older Patients 2Health News:New Type of Stent Appears Safe, Effective 2Health News:LegalView Reports Details of War Veteran Brain Injuries Overlooked By Officials for Years 2Health News:LegalView Reports Details of War Veteran Brain Injuries Overlooked By Officials for Years 3Health News:LegalView Reports Details of War Veteran Brain Injuries Overlooked By Officials for Years 4
(Date:1/15/2014)... GENEVA, Ill. , Jan. 15, 2014 The ... a Medical Fitness Center by the Medical Fitness Association, ... centers to achieve their full potential. The Cadence Fitness ... in the western suburbs and second in the Chicagoland ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... YORK , Jan. 15, 2014 ... report is available in its catalogue: ... for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus ... STUDY OBJECTIVES ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Texas , Jan. 14, 2014  Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: ... results for the fourth quarter of 2013 on Monday, February ... for release after the close of trading. ... conference call to discuss the operating highlights and financial results ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 3
... Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), a global specialty pharmaceutical ... present at two upcoming conferences: , Raymond ... 8, 2011 (Tuesday) – Orlando, Fla.  9:15 a.m. Eastern time ... March 16, 2011 (Wednesday) – Miami, ...
... 2011 Dynatronics Corporation (Nasdaq: DYNT ) today ... 2010. Sales for the quarter ended December 31, ... December 31, 2009. Sales for the six months ended December ... period of the prior year. Net income ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dynatronics Announces Fiscal Second Quarter Results 2Dynatronics Announces Fiscal Second Quarter Results 3Dynatronics Announces Fiscal Second Quarter Results 4
Inquire...
Spectrafuge 24D High speed, digital microcentrifuge. Precision control with digital display. Easy access 24-place rotor. Set and view speed in rpm or rcf. Quiet and cool running. StripSpin adapter fo...
... More Separating Power , Micromax produces ... 15,000 rpm on 24 (1.5-2.0 mL) samples or ... Because Micromax's brushless motor is designed for longevity ... time and money. In addition, all controls are ...
... two centrifuges -- the world's most popular ... in one reliable, quiet, compact unit. It ... two separate centrifuges!, For your microcentrifuge needs, ... supplies you with the MicroMB centrifuge, microcentrifuge ...
Medicine Products: