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Could Better Syringes Reduce HIV Transmission?

The Atlantic – The designers of a low-dead-space syringe hope that their innovation could hamper the disease’s spread among the estimated 15.9 million people who inject drugs worldwide.

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Syringe services programs are a critical part of the solution

Syringe exchange programs, or as they are more currently known, syringe services programs, operate with the primary goal of providing injection drug users with new, sterile injection equipment as a means of reducing the spread of blood-borne viruses and or injection-related infections. In addition, there has traditionally been an emphasis placed on simultaneously removing used […]

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Video address from Gil Kerlikowske, Director of US ONDCP

Video address from Gil Kerlikowske, Director of US ONDCP

Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the US Office of National Drug Control Policy, gave a pre-recorded address to attendees to the 9th National Harm Reduction Conference held in Portland, OR in November 2012. This is a big deal – not long ago, the US government wouldn’t even allow the words harm reduction to be spoken. Now, […]

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Harm Reduction…What’s Human Rights Got to Do with It?

Harm Reduction…What’s Human Rights Got to Do with It?

This blog post is the first in a series that will explore the connection between harm reduction theory and the concept of basic human rights. For years, U.S. lawmakers and the public have allowed their personal moral beliefs to override the proven physiological benefits of the harm reduction model. As we struggle to knock down […]

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A History of The Ban on Federal Funding for Syringe Exchange Programs

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Solidarity with Russian Activists for World AIDS Day

Solidarity with Russian Activists for World AIDS Day

In honor of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2011, Harm Reduction Coalition and VOCAL-NY (with the support of our friends at OSI) took part in a global action in solidarity with people who use drugs (PWUDs) and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWAs) in Russia. The protests, which took place in 12 countries, were called […]

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