This is potentially very exciting news because it could be the first step in lifting the ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs. The government has always denied federal funding for harm reduction facilities and needle exchanges, with the exception of a brief two year period in the 1990’s. 367 more words
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The art activism during the 1980s used to advocate for funding for AIDS research, treatment, and prevention made me think of other ways that HIV is spread. 285 more words
OAKLAND (CBS SF) – While heralding Oakland’s existing needle exchange program for lowering the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C, advocates say it’s simply doesn’t go far enough. 222 more words
Yesterday, I was handing out Naloxone and a man approached the table
Man: What are these?
Me: Naloxone kits. They are for reversing opiate overdoses. Ya know heroin, opana, stuff like that. 2,502 more words
This post illustrates a petition I started last year on change.org which came to be after I read a shocking and offensive article in Colorado Springs’ The Gazette newspaper, in which the writer discusses the Mayor at that time’s position on the always brought to the floor but always rejected bill, rewritten each time it gets brought before the floor, trying to get a needle exchange program in the City of Colorado Springs, a city boasting nearly 700,000 people. 987 more words