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Needle Exchange And HIV/AIDS

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

... What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from
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HIV/AIDS Fight Remains High Priority for United States?

Hi Dr.Take a look to this statement http://www.america.gov/st/health-english/2007/May/20070522175313atiayduj0.4688532.html and tell us what do you think about it, is it true? I think that we are lossing the battle against VIH/AIDS, but then I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi E.L.,The truth is that Bush's much-lauded Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has succeeded on some levels by providing life-sustaining antiretroviral drugs to some of those in need in selected Read more »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmission of HIV within the incarcerated population. He also supports legislation that would lift the ban on federal funding for needle exchange as a strategy to reduce HIV transmission among injection drug users and their partners and... Read more »

SARAH PALIN and HIV/AIDS

Dr. Bob,Where does Sarah Palin stand on the issue of HIV/AIDS? I'm beginning to think she's a flake. what do you think?Peter
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Ryan White Program, by $1 billion from fiscal year 2008 levels! In addition, he calls for renewing the ban on city funding for needle exchange programs in Washington D.C. HIV experts agree the U.S. efforts to combat HIV/AIDS at home are... Read more »

The Bush Administration (BUSH, McCAIN, OBAMA POLICIES ON HIV/AIDS)

Just an opinion, but many believe and there are videos with experts, that Bush as well as other top political figures both Dem and Rep,as well as around the world does not want a cure for HIV or funding nor borders to pretect the USA simply because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Ryan White Program, by $1 billion from fiscal year 2008 levels! In addition, he calls for renewing the ban on city funding for needle exchange programs in Washington D.C. HIV experts agree the U.S. efforts to combat HIV/AIDS at home are... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S., U.N. Drug Policy Heads Disagree on Needle Exchange for HIV/AIDS Prevention

...curb HIV transmission among injection drug users, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports (AFP/ Yahoo! News , 3/7). Costa said UNODC views needle exchanges, in which injection drug users can turn in used needles and obtain clean ones, as "appropriate as long... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Despite Being Largest AIDS Funder, U.S. Policy on Needle Exchange Makes It "Scoundrel" in HIV/AIDS Fight, Editorial Says

...programs, countries will "los[e] a valuable source of technical help" and a "lack of consensus could keep countries from starting needle exchanges," the editorial says, concluding, "American law already forbids United States money from financing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lifting Federal Ban on Needle-Exchange Programs Will Help Fight HIV/AIDS in Baltimore, Letter to Editor Says

...help us scale up our services and enhance our ability to reach the thousands" of IDUs in Baltimore who do not have access to needle exchange or other needed services, Sherman concludes (Sherman, Baltimore Sun , 1/13). Back to other news for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Express Concern About Obama's Continuation of Needle-Exchange Funding Ban

...why the budget continued the funding prohibition for such programs. According to the Chronicle , Obama's approach to funding needle exchanges "may reflect the political controversy" over such programs, which opponents claim promote illegal drug... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...(including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers, and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can obtain new syringes at needle exchange sites or pharmacies in some locations. For more information about risk behavior, HIV testing, and needle... Read more »

U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV/AIDS Prevention

Posted by bradford
...year after year, (two decades for many) for access to affordable HIV and AIDS drugs. Now the Bush government takes aim at needle exchange programs with a ban on the use of federal funds for needle exchange and is bullying the United Nations... Read more »

U.S. policies continually undermining AIDS prevent

Posted by bradford
...control and prevent the further spread of HIV and AIDS. First, funding cuts from those providing condoms, then funding cuts from needle exchange programs and now the U.S. government takes aim at those working to educate and reduce the spread of... Read more »

Bilingual Needle Exchange Worker (Americorps) oreg

Posted by Anonymous
...Organization: HIV Alliance Bilingual Needle Exchange Worker (Americorps) The Community Connections Coordinator will accompany staff on needle exchanges and provide health education Read more »