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Sunday, February 13, 2005

 

US cash threat to Aids war

`The United Nations agency responsible for the global fight against drugs has been forced to abandon its campaign to reduce Aids infection by giving clean needles to heroin addicts after threats by America to end its funding, The Observer can reveal. [..]

Drug experts believe that if the UN shelved its so-called ‘harm reduction’ strategy in favour of an outright war on drugs, it could contribute to a rise in the rate of infection with HIV/Aids through shared needles and unsafe sex, as well as increasing the number of addicts.’




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