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    Re: Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I thought this disease was mostly eradicated in this country...

    Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak | Fox News
    The most interesting part of the story was this, IMO:

    Indiana law normally forbids needle-exchange programs, which allow people to turn in used hypodermic needles and get clean ones in an effort to keep diseases such as HIV and hepatitis from spreading. Pence says he opposes them as part of anti-drug policy.

    But the governor said he agreed to a limited exchange in Scott County because of the emergency nature of the infections. He said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommended a needle-exchange program because all of the HIV cases have now been linked to IV drug use.
    Of course there is this: Syringe Exchange & Harm Reduction

    Abundant research, endorsed by the findings of eight federally commissioned reviews, has demonstrated that syringe exchange is effective in reducing the transmission of HIV without increasing drug use. Studies have also found that providing sterile equipment to injection drug users increases the probability that they will initiate drug treatment, and does not increase drug use.

    Federal Funding:
    In 2009, Congress lifted a 21-year ban on Federal funding for needle-exchange programs. The ban was originally instated in the 1980s due to public controversy surrounding the program.

    Congress reinstated the federal funding ban as part of a spending bill it passed in 2011 funding the federal government through fiscal year 2012.
    It's as if being a republican requires one to ignore evidence. Can't believe any state has a BAN on needle exchange programs, and I'm sure glad we stopped funding them on the Federal level - not like any of these drug addicts will have to get public assistance (Medicaid, etc.) to treat their HIV.

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    Re: Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

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    Re: Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    You can't spread cancer numbnuts. And who said anything about homos? This outbreak is being spread by needles.. Get a clue!

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    You can spread certain types of cancer. Most cervical cancers are due to HPV, most liver cancer is due to Hepatitis, there are various other cancers that are associated with infectious diseases.
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    Re: Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't catch heroin my left wing friend.

    They take unnecessary risks.
    People who get lung cancer from smoking took unnecessary risks. People who have heart disease because of overeating and a sedentary lifestyle took unnecessary risks. People who drink too much alcohol and get liver disease or kidney failure took unnecessary risks.

    And you might even say that smoking thousands of cigarettes, eating too much and not exercising for tens of thousands of days, or drinking excessively hundreds of times might entail slightly more unnecessary risks than the single event that can lead to getting HIV. And yet, I doubt that any public forum, open debate, or website thread about lung cancer, heart disease, liver disease, or kidney failure is going to turn into political polemics about how the victims deserve it. Nobody bashes lung cancer victims or people dying from heart disease. Even alcoholics who have wrecked livers are usually pitied, never hated. Why is HIV different? Hm. I'll have to think about it.

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    Re: Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by MACS-24 View Post
    Then we should just ban heroin . . . oh wait



    Are you saying people are going out voluntarily looking for HIV

    other than getting HIV through blood transfusions, which are very rare nowadays.....aids is passed from person to person through acts of stupidity

    either unprotected sex in which one person is a carrier, or the sharing of hypodermics for drug use when again the first user is HIV positive

    in either case, both are preventable.....

    so are people volunteering to contract HIV.....well, kinda......
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