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HIV and the Bronx: What We’ve Learned

HIV and the Bronx: What We’ve Learned

Nando Pinto is our Ryan White Program Manager and has been working with the HIV population in the Bronx for years.In 1990, when New York City was gripped by the AIDS crisis, Joyce Rivera started an underground Syringe Access Program (SAP) on the streets of the Bronx....

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Drug Policy Doublethink

Drug Policy Doublethink

Whether or not one supports the disease model of addiction, it seems remarkable that the government is admitting in no uncertain terms that they are criminalizing the very people they claim are ill. In the face of a growing opioid epidemic, the U.S. Government has...

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Why Narcan Should Be In Every Household

Why Narcan Should Be In Every Household

Photo Credit: Governor Tom Wolf         The prohibition of opioids in the United States has been raging for almost a century. The Anti-Heroin Act of 1924 began the criminalization of importing and possessing opioids. Now, after countless people have been imprisoned...

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