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2014-01-14 08:29:06

EJAF's Newest Grants Address Needs of Marginalized Populations NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced today its third round of grants for calendar year 2013. The new funding amounts to $4,381,580, bringing EJAF's total grant investments for 2013 to more than $7.3 million. "After more than 20 years of doing this work, I know that the only way to fight AIDS is by helping everyone in need, especially those living at the...

2013-10-22 08:23:44

EJAF's Second Round of Grants for 2013 Address Needs of Under-served Populations NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) today announced its second round of grants for calendar year 2013, totaling $2,090,275. To date, this new funding brings EJAF's grant investments for 2013 to nearly $3 million. "After more than 20 years of doing this work, I know that the only way to fight AIDS is by helping everyone in need, especially those...

2010-07-22 13:05:35

Access to opioid substitution therapy such as methadone can facilitate access to and retention in ART Against the backdrop of some of the globe's fastest growing HIV epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a report launched today at the XVIII International AIDS conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna makes the case for a new model for scaling up treatment and prevention of HIV amongst Injecting Drug Users (IDUs). The report, "Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS amongst Drug Using Populations:...

2010-07-14 13:06:03

Policy resistance to harm reduction for drug users and potential effect of change Strict laws on the criminalisation of drug use and drug users are fuelling the spread of HIV and other serious harms associated with the criminal market and should be reviewed, say experts in a series of articles published on bmj.com today to coincide with the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna, 18-23 July 2010. Countries most affected include Russia and Ukraine, which operate strict drug laws and...

2009-12-10 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today applauding the inclusion of language in the fiscal year 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act lifting the ban on federal funding for syringe exchange initiatives to prevent the spread of HIV. The omnibus bill passed the House this afternoon by a vote of 221 to 202. "The scientific support for syringe exchange could not be more clear. As Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National...

2009-11-25 14:30:08

FINDINGS: Researchers from UCLA's Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research surveyed 600 Hispanics recruited from Los Angeles County sexually transmitted disease clinics, community-based organizations and needle-exchange programs. They found that those with low levels of acculturation "” meaning adaptation to American culture "” had fewer HIV tests and no hepatitis C tests, were more likely to test positive for HIV, and had low levels of access to health...

2009-07-24 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on House passage of the appropriations bill to fund the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies. The bill, which also lifts the ban on federal funding for needle exchange, passed in the House by a vote of 264 to 153. "The fiscal year 2010 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education appropriations bill includes strong increases for key health,...

2009-07-24 09:53:00

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee approved an amendment by Representative Mark Souder (R-IN) which prohibits HHS (Health and Human Services) funding for programs which distribute sterile needles or syringes to prevent the spread of blood-borne pathogens such as HIV and hepatitis. The amendment reads as follows: At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following: Sec.___. None of the funds made...

2009-03-05 14:07:00

High Level Meeting Convenes in Vienna to Chart Future of Drug Control Efforts NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of a United Nations meeting meant to set the direction of drug policy for the next decade, the Open Society Institute today released a new report documenting the costs to health and human rights of current, repressive approaches to drug control. Country delegates gathering in Vienna next week are expected to issue a political declaration that could impact...

2008-11-18 14:45:25

Canada's only supervised injection facility has extended lives of drug users and saved the healthcare system millions of dollars, a study indicates. When examining the cost-effectiveness of Insite, an injection facility in a Vancouver, British Columbia, neighborhood where about 5,000 injection drug users live, University of Western Ontario researchers said they found the facility saved about $14 million in healthcare costs and added about 920 life-years during a 10-year period. The study...