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Governor Brown Signs Important HIV Prevention Bill Expanding Access to Sterile Syringes in California Pharmacies
Date:10/10/2011

hern-Pearson, director of state and local affairs at San Francisco AIDS Foundation.  "Improving legal access to sterile syringes for all Californians will save lives.  By signing this bill into law, Governor Brown has taken a bold step to implement sound, evidence-based health policy that will deliver results."

SB 41 was authored by State Senator Leland Yee.  It was co-sponsored by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Drug Policy Alliance.

About San Francisco AIDS Foundation
No U.S. city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco.  At San Francisco AIDS Foundation, we work to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco.  Through education, advocacy and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. We refuse to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable.  For more information visit sfaf.org or facebook.com/SFAIDSFoundation.

Contact: Ryan McKeel
(415) 487-3071
rmckeel@sfaf.org


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