166 Groups Urge President Obama to Preserve Funding for Syringe Exchange
The House is threatening to restore the ban on using federal funds for syringe programs at a time when 12% of all new HIV infections in the US occur among injection drug users.

December 2, 2011

OSPC joins 166 organizations to ask President Obama to oppose any attempts to impose a federal ban on syringe exchange programs.  Injection drug use accounts for 12% of HIV infections in the U.S. and 10% of HIV infections globally.  Thanks in part to President Obama’s leadership, states now have the option to use federal funds to support syringe exchange programs, which have been proven to dramatically reduce new infections among injection drug users.

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