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The War on AIDS Is Not Over

William Lynch III | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
William Lynch III

The AIDS epidemic in America is still far too real. And the risk factors have taken on a new face: race and poverty.

Santa Distributing Clean Needles, Female Condoms in the Bronx

Robert Cordero | Posted 12.17.2012 | New York
Robert Cordero

One way New York State is considering streamlining its Medicaid costs is by expanding needle-exchange centers to help drug users prevent getting HIV and hepatitis C. But that may take federal funds, and Congress reinstated a ban on such funds last year.

A Step Backward for AIDS Prevention

Megan McLemore | Posted 10.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Megan McLemore

2012-08-27-scblog.pngLast year, President Obama recognized the progress against the HIV epidemic, but it was dealt a serious blow in January, when Congress reinstated a ban on federal funding of syringe exchange programs.

Whether It's Congressional Meddling or D.C. Council Ethics Scandals, Corruption Impedes Home Rule

David Grosso | Posted 02.28.2012 | DC
David Grosso

Congressional meddling with local D.C. laws must end because it's just another form of corruption. Yet, as long as D.C.'s elected officials continue to embarrass the city with ethics scandals, we'll have trouble convincing the country.

Why D.C. Must Be Free

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Avis Jones-DeWeever

How ironic, the basic tenets of U.S. citizenship so freely given throughout the nation remain elusive in the lives of those who live within the confines of the capital city.

Boulder Legalizes Needle Exchange

The Denver Channel | Posted 07.10.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. -- After 22 years of exchanging needles, the process is now legal in Boulder County. Boulder County's Board of Health has approved the...

Can Theology Support Needle Exchange Programs?

Mary Jo Iozzio, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mary Jo Iozzio, Ph.D.

To deny injecting-drug-users access to needle exchange programs is to fail to act to save human lives, to fail to acknowledge the dignity of every human life, and to fail to respond in solidarity to those who are marginalized.

Most Improved (Drug Policy) Player: The USA

Allan Clear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allan Clear

One of the thematic threads holding together the 53rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (the CND is the UN's global drug policy body) was th...

The Five Stages of Grief over Obama's Drug Policies

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

Obama is not committed enough to drug policy reform to incur the symbolism taking any steps towards liberalization would send.

Congress To Vote On Needle Exchange Ban, One Day After AIDS Activists' Protest

AMERICA blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This really came out of nowhere. Yesterday, we had AIDS activists quite literally close down the US Capitol Rotunda to protest President Obama's reque...

Clinton's Needle Exchange Program

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Times mentions in passing today in its story on Clinton's new HIV/AIDS proposals that Hillary "also backs federal financing for needle exchange pr...