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Injecting Reason:
Human Rights and HIV Prevention for Injection Drug Users
California: A Case Study

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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    Map 1: Cumulative AIDS cases in California since 1981

    Map 2: Percentage of AIDS cases in California due to injection drug use

    DEFINITIONS OF AND NOTES ON KEY TERMS

  1. SUMMARY

  2. RECOMMENDATIONS
  3. METHODS

  4. BACKGROUND
  5. POLICE INTERFERENCE WITH LEGAL SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
  6. PROHIBITION OF SYRINGE EXCHANGE
  7. INTERFERENCE WITH OTHER MODES OF SYRINGE ACCESS
  8. ARGUMENTS AGAINST STERILE SYRINGE PROGRAMS
  9. PROTECTING ONE’S HEALTH: A HUMAN RIGHT
  10. CONCLUSION
  11. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

    APPENDIX A: SAMPLE LETTERS TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS


September 2003      Vol. 15, No. 2(G)