The new CDC guidelines are out for syringe service programs. These are quite reasonable.
In its own way, the apparent lack of public interest is heartening. The culture wars around HIV prevention and injection drug use are yesterday’s news.
Less heartening is the resounding lack of public interest in the broader HIV/AIDS epidemic, which every year kills more than 10,000 Americans, and the rate of new infections has likely been rising.
In 2008, HIV/AIDS killed an estimated 1.7 million adults and 280,000 children around the world.