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Author Topic: Lift ban on Federal money for Syringe Exchange. HR6680 1in 5 has HIV  (Read 3989 times)

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Offline Figaro

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Now we have a chance, contact your congress person and ask them to vote for the lifting on the ban on Federal Money for Syringe Exchange Programs.

Was published this month on the 23 of September in Lancet.  They say 3 millions Interveneous Drug Users worldwide may have HIV. The estimates, based on studies, it that 1 and 5 IDUs may have HIV,

right now 50% of all new HIV cases in Florida are from IDU, my guess is that
it will not be long before the %tage will raise higher and then it will drop because it may be that most of them will have HIV.
Given that 90% of all IDU have one of the Hepatitis, I can see a copy to develope with HIV reaching that group.

Let's see how you guys feel
On Federal Funding Syringe Programs
You can go to the harm reduction coaltion site  http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizations/HRC/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=25278
or this other site.

 this act will allow Federal Money to be use in Syringe programs
This website will sent a letter to your Federal Congress Representative, but also if you know others who may be interested helping you can send them the information so they can help too. Please help use win and stop the spread of HIV and Hepatitis.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2008, 06:33:05 PM by Figaro »

Offline Figaro

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Re: Lift ban on Federal money for Syringe Exchange. HR6680 1in 5 has HIV
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008, 07:50:40 PM »
AS any one in fact contacted their congressperson? are we going to let it be.

Is it going to be for us an not everyone else? are we getting to the point that we truly don't care?
Do I have to embaress all of us?

Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: Lift ban on Federal money for Syringe Exchange. HR6680 1in 5 has HIV
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008, 09:59:07 PM »
No matter how good a bill this may be, it's got zero chance of passing in this Congress.  At this point of the legislative cycle your time would be much better spent in trying to elect a President and Congress (especially a filibuster proof Senate) that would be willing to take this issue up in the next Congress and pass it.

Congress is going to pass a bailout bill and adjourn to go campaign.  They aren't going to take up any other bills.  They already punted the budget to next year-- this Congress is done and a new one will come into place next year.  The only reason this Congress will be back after the elction for a lame duck session is if there is a catastrophe.

The most effective thing you can do is voter registration right now.

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Offline sharkdiver

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Re: Lift ban on Federal money for Syringe Exchange. HR6680 1in 5 has HIV
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008, 12:17:37 AM »
« Last Edit: October 02, 2008, 12:21:33 AM by sharkdiver »


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