1. From The Globe & Mail:

    While the number of HIV-AIDS cases in Canada have risen back to 1982 levels, the biggest shift is in who and where are most effected.

    Related:

    AIDS Committee of Toronto

    Ontario AIDS Network

    Toronto People With AIDS Foundation

    Smitherman slams Ford over past AIDS comments (May 2010)

    In 2006, Ford argued against a $1.5-million AIDS prevention strategy, telling council: “It is very preventable. If you are not doing needles and you are not gay, you wouldn’t get AIDS probably, that’s the bottom line.”

    Reducing HIV spread thru safe injection sites:

    On-site heroin urged for chronic addicts - CBC (May 2010)

    Vancouver’s supervised injection site providing a safe place for changing lives (interview w/ Russ Maynard, Insite’s program coordinator) (July 21, 2010)

    Safe drug injection sites reduce HIV spread - CTV (2005)

    Vancouver Coastal Health - Insite - Supervised Injection Site

    Vancouver’s INSITE service and other Supervised injection sites: What has been learned from research? - Final report of the Expert Advisory Committee, Prepared for the Hon. Tony Clement, Minister of Health (March 31, 2008)

    Injection site for Toronto under study - Toronto Star (Aug 2009)

    Do more:

    Register today for the Toronto Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life or sponsor a walker.

     

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    katharinec:

    “Our objective is not to cure heroin addicts, but to help those who are not satisfied by methadone by providing them with clean heroin, allowing them to avoid disease and the temptation of criminal acts to obtain the drug,” a doctor and head of the clinic Inger Nielsen told AFP.

    (h/t DRCNet)

    Denmark does a lot of things I wish the US would do.

    Related: No Link Found Between Heroin Clinics And Crime (Medical News Today)

    Heroin-assisted treatment safe and effective: study (CBC, 2008)

    Vancouver clinic offers free heroin in North American first (CBC, 2005)

     

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