Undisclosed Relevant AIDS FACTS
The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is the leading cause of death between 25 and 44 year olds The great majority of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections today are among injection drug user's (IUD), their partners and their children (6 )
"the logic is seductive....," but "I am not prepared to see unreliable, unproven, piecemeal drain monies away moneys away from drug treatment... the real success stories are stories of entry into drug treatment. Needle exchange is neither adequate substitute for drug treatment, nor a preferred means of entry into drug treatment" "federal policy does not hinder state or local entities form using their financial resources to Provide." needle exchanges, statement on Dec 6 1995 Lee Brown Drug czar under Clinton (7 ).
At the 1994 Public Health Association (APHA) conference Dr Don Jarlais presented and estimated of an approximate 50% reduction in rates of new HIV infections No evidence of an increase in drug use in San Francisco, a city with a high volume NEP(8 ).
California Study. Entailed review of 2000
documents, visits to 23 programs in 15 cities in 4 countries it found.
In 2008 it was reported that at least $14 million will be saved in Canada health care cost and over 1,000 HIV infections will be prevent because of Vancouver's safe-injection site (10 ).
The Vancouver safe injection facility open in 2003 research showed it reduced public drug use, publicly discarded needles and sharing of needles. A study of a heroin prescription facility in Montreal had similar results. Both did not sow an increase in drug trafficking or other drug-related crimes in the area of the facilities (11 ).