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To read the actual text of NC House Bill 400: (It\'s very short!) http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/PDF/H400v1.pdf To read the text of NC Senate Bill 917: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2007/Bills/Senate/HTML/S917v0.html Inspired to do something more Contact your state representative to get your voice heard! Please email or call your state representative and senator and ask them support HB 400 and S 917. (Find your representativeâ\'s contact information at http://www.ncleg.net/GIS/Representation/Who_Represents_Me/Who_Represents_Me.html) American Medical Association (AMA) supports needle exchange programs, federal funding for these programs, and deregulation of sryinges (Policy 95.958) http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/13636.html Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on syringe exchange programs http://www.cdc.gov/idu/facts/AED_IDU_SYR.pdf US Congress GAO Report on Needle Exchange Programs http://archive.gao.gov/d44t15/148846.pdf World Health Organization (WHO), UNAIDS, UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Policy Brief on Provision of Sterile Injecting Equipment to Reduce HIV Transmission http://www.emro.who.int/aiecf/web32.pdf Institute of Medicine (IOM) http://books.nap.edu/openbook.phpisbn=0309071372&page=1#pagetop National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus statement http://www.thebody.com/content/art6464.html Report from US Surgeon General\'s Office http://www.dogwoodcenter.org/references/Satcher00.html American Nurses Association (AMA) Position Statement http://www.ana.org/readroom/position/blood/blnedl.htm Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) position statement http://www.anacnet.org/media/pdfs/PS_Needle_Syringe_Exchange_Rev_01_2007.pdf American Bar Association (ABA) Policy Letter http://www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/36/aba_letter.pdf Detailed Report published by the American Bar Association (ABA) http://www.abanet.org/AIDS/publications/deregulation.pdf Two-page description of SEPs from AIDS Action http://www.aidsaction.org/legislation/pdf/Policy_Facts-Needle_Exchange2.pdf Quick Facts and Quotes on Syringe Exchange Programs http://www.drugwarfacts.org/syringee.htm National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states that \"research shows that needle-exchange programs can play a significant role in a comprehensive approach to reduce HIV infections.\" http://www.drugabuse.gov/STRC/Role3.html Report of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy on Syringe Exchange Programs http://bakerinstitute.org/Pubs/wp_needles.pdf National Harm Reduction Coalition Resources for sterile syringe access http://harm.live.radicaldesigns.org/article.phplist=type&type=49
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