Published in AIDS Weekly, August 19th, 1996
The study found that states with strict laws banning the public sale of syringes have the highest rate of HIV/AIDS transmission among intravenous drug users. "In the HIV era, it would appear the laws may not be effective in curtailing injecting drug use," said James Romeis, Ph.D., St. Louis University. "In some states the restrictive laws may have costly unintended consequences and may need to be repealed."
In terms of exposure, 25 percent of all reported...
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