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Opposing Views On Needle Exchange Programs

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Worcester, Mass., City Council Votes to Oppose State Bill That Would Allow Rules, Regulations on Needle-Exchange Programs

The Worcester, Mass., City Council on Tuesday voted 8-3 to oppose a state Senate bill (SB 1272 ) that would allow the state Department of Public Health to establish rules and regulations for the implementation of needle-exchange programs in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Worcester City Council Opposes State-Mandated Needle Exchange Program

On May 17, the Worcester City Council voted 8-3 to oppose a state Senate bill that would mandate needle-exchange programs across Massachusetts. The council passed a separate resolution explaining it was against the bill because it would remove local... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Texas Officials Studying Needle-Exchange Program; District Attorney Says People Distributing Needles Do Not Have Immunity

Health officials in Bexar County, Texas, are considering if they should launch the state's first needle-exchange program in an effort to reduce the spread of HIV and other bloodborne diseases, but Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed has said... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Re: Bush and needle exchange programs

Dear Dr. Bob,First off I want to say I think you are an absolutely delightful man and a wonderful, caring doctor. This website does great things.But I have to say something in regard to programs to hand out clean needles to those who abuse drugs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Jessi,HIV prevention and drug rehabilitation are not an "either or" situation. They are not mutually exclusive and the pots of money funding these two critical health issues are quite separate. Not funding clean-needle exchange... Read more »

Response to Feb 18 Post Re: Needle Exchange

I just want to thank you, Dr. Frascino, for your answer to this post. If I may be so bold, I would also like to expand on it. I want to emphasize the fact that not only are needle exchanges and drug rehabs NOT either or, as you stated, but they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello K.L.,I'll gladly post your comments.And now it's my turn to thank you for the wonderful work you do! BRAVO!Dr. Bob... Read more »


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
Hello,Welcome to the forum. I'm pleased that after reading "only a handful" of my responses you "have gotten a lot of valuable information." I encourage you to keep reading and continue learning! As for politics,... Read more »

Needle accindent, on PEP

Hi there, Student nurse from Europe here, currently doing a practical training in South Africa. Had a needle injury, the needle had been used moments before on an advanced AIDS patient. My collegue was sloppy disposing of the needle, left it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.What we know about PEP is that the chances of it being effective improve the sooner it is started after the exposure.2.In prospective studies of health care workers, the average risk of HIV transmission after a percutaneous exposure to... Read more »
Connect With Others

Needle Exchange Program Specialist DC

Posted by Anonymous
Needle Exchange Program seeks Program Specialist familiar with harm reduction. Strong computer and admin skills. Able to drive program vehicle. Resume & coverletter to 202-939-7827 (fax) or
Washington, District 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 (especially HIV and Hep C prevention, vein care, and harm... Read more »

clean needles

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
answer my question for me here is where i posted it

If you do know the answers here my email

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Posted by sillygirl2014, 1 Reply
Hey everyone been off the site for abit as I went away, which has done me the world of good. Yes I did not have one symptom while I was away - happy days.

I can not believe my last post got nearly 1000 views

Ok so an update I got back undone my test... Read more »