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Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Infectious Disease Elimination Act, effective statewide July 1. [VIDEO]
Surprise: GOP health chief backs needle exchanges as prevention. But the health secretary does not support safe injection sites.
Stella Armstrong’s journey to a healthier life wasn’t easy.
“This is a step in the right direction, but more work needs to be done.”
But the health secretary does not support safe injection sites.
A trio of British studies projected the impact of programs that provide clean injection-drug materials to people who inject drugs.
The Human Rights Campaign aims to expose the vice president’s alarming viewpoints, such as that condoms are “too modern” to fight STDs.
The programs hope to counter a recent spike in HIV and hepatitis C cases linked to injection drug use.
It mostly involved men who have sex with men, but the state also faces a major challenge with injection drug use.
State officials reported that a clean needle program led to more drug use. The CDC called that conclusion “erroneous.”
Advocates argue that authorities planning for natural disasters must factor in the needs of those suffering from addiction and in recovery.
At first, Jerome Adams was reluctant to support needle exchange programs. Now he champions them.
Needle reuse infects millions of people with Hep-C. One time use syringes are available but they have never been used in a widespread way.
But promisingly, nationwide political support for providing injection drug users with clean needles to curb HIV and hepatitis C has risen.
But a worrisome proportion still shares needles, putting them at risk of HIV and hepatitis C virus transmission.
And it will help keep a public park safe and clean.
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