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Washington, D.C. Youth Face Barriers to HIV Prevention and Sexual Health

Young people in the nation's capital are living in the middle of some of the worst structural and systemic inequalities in America. We should be helping them out.

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Prevention Works! to Close at the End of This Month

Prevention Works!, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with drug addiction, has announced today that it will be closing its doors after 12 years of service. Prevention Works! is known for needle exchange in DC which has been a ...

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D.C.'s Largest Needle Exchange Short of Money

The District of Columbia's largest needle-exchange program, Prevention Works, has been dealing with a cash crunch for several months, despite new city funding opportunities. The federal ban on the District using its funds for NEPs was lifted in 2007....

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Washington D.C., Officials Urge Lawmakers to Block House Amendment That Would Impact Local Needle Exchange Programs

This week Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and other Washington, D.C., officials "were racing to persuade congressional leaders to erase a House amendment that would essentially reinstate" a ban on using the district's tax dollars to fund needle e...

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Washington, D.C., to Invest $650,000 in Needle-Exchange Programs

Washington, D.C., plans to invest $650,000 in needle-exchange programs to help prevent the spread of HIV among injection drug users in the city, officials announced Wednesday, the Washington Post reports (Nakamura, Washington Post, 1/3). The announce...

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Bush Signs $555 Billion Spending Bill, Lifts Ban on Funding of Needle-Exchange Programs in Washington, D.C.

President Bush last week signed a $555 billion fiscal year 2008 omnibus spending bill (HR 2764) that effectively lifts a ban on city funding for needle-exchange programs in Washington, D.C., the New York Times reports. Since 1999, the district has be...