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Take Action on World AIDS Day

Posted by libhom Tuesday, December 01, 2009

World AIDS Day was never meant to be a passive acknowledgment of HIV and AIDS. It is a call to action. Here are three things you can do:

Join AMFAR in Calling for an End to the Syringe Exchange Funding Ban
From their Action Alert:

One quarter of all reported AIDS cases in the United States are attributed to injection drug use, which is a major driver of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Eight federally commissioned reports have found that syringe exchange programs are effective public health interventions that dramatically reduce rates of HIV infection without increasing drug use. Syringe exchange programs also provide critical health care services including HIV testing, counseling, education, and referral to drug addiction treatment centers.

Despite the effectiveness of syringe exchange programs, current programs can only meet a fraction of the need due to the federal funding ban. Help amfAR lift this ban and ensure that these important, effective programs are available to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS!

The NAACP supports this effort as well.

Please Sign the Petition!

 

1 Responses to Take Action on World AIDS Day

  1. Lew Scannon Says:
  2. It only makes sense that if there's a way we can stop a disease from spreading, from HIV and AIDs to H1N1, that the government should be on top of it to protect it's citizens. More people die from these than do terrorist attacks, yet we dump billions into that.

     

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