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BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2284 (Published 11 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2284

US foreign aid agency for HIV should fund needles and syringes: The International Harm Reduction Association has called on the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to fund the procurement of needles and syringes to prevent HIV among people who inject drugs. Rick Lines, the association’s executive director, said, “Less than 10% of injecting drug users around the world have access to HIV prevention services of any kind. As the world’s largest …

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