About 11,600 County Board of Supervisors approved funding for needle – exchange programsThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to help allocate $ 500,000 for a five – needle – exchange programs to slow the spread of HIV, hepatitis and other blood diseases among drug addicts, the Los Angeles Times reports (Los Angeles times, the authorization is the service in the communities outside the city of Los Angeles for the first time, the Copley News / Torrance Daily Breeze reports. Los Angeles County Public Health Director Jonathan Fielding said his, Agency is the not-for-profit groups that are currently offering needle exchange service for about 11,600 people in the city of Los Angeles, asking their reach to their reach to the rest of the county. About 45 percent the county 72nd J share needles, Fielding said http://mebeverine.org/usage-of-colofac.html . ‘We are not using drugs or condoning drug use in any way,’he said, adding: ‘. What we want is to try to prevent those drugs from transmitting potentially fatal diseases ‘Michael Michael Antonovich, who was one of the two opposing votes ‘openly contemptuous ‘of the programs , the approval by the Copley News / Daily Breeze. One of his complaints is that needle exchange program clients are not showing any identification they provide at least 18 years old. ‘to have to have aggressive programs to rehabilitate drug addicts, not a politically correct that encourages ‘drug use, he said (Smith, Copley News / Torrance Daily Breeze.
JAMA article focuses on commercial films of patients in hospitalsFrom daytime dramas TV news, the public has long fascinated by questions of science and health. In recent years, the increasing popularity of reality – based television programs and health has given a concern over the ethical and legal issues related to privacy and confidentiality while filming patients for commercial purposes. – In an article in the Was published in July to explore, 2002 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Geiderman, MD and Gregory L. The ethical and legal problems that occur during filming patients who are nursing. In her article Commercial filming of patient care activities in the hospital, the authors examine the common circumstances under which patients are commercial filmed in hospitals and to discuss potential positive aspects and negative consequences of such activities. In addition, examine the competing goals of commercial movies and the obligations of journalists towards the rights of patients to privacy.
No prison England Journal of Medicine examined HIV / AIDS to U.S. Prison schemes’Sex, jails and HIV, ‘in New England Journal of Medicine: All U.S. Prison schemes ‘back ‘of the international guidelines for reducing the risk of HIV transmission in prisons according to an article published in the 11 th January edition of the NEJM. World Health Organisation and UNAIDS to realize that ‘sex occur prisons despite prohibitions ‘, and which groups have for over 10 years recommended that the detainees access to condoms, NEJM reported will be made available. To UNAIDS and WHO recommend that prisoners who pass to ‘bleach to clean injecting equipment in that drug depending on treating and methadone degree programs are offered in prisons, if they community community and stylus – exchange programs available,’says NEJM. Though reports by programs the prisoners access to clean food needle – What do have been established in the some 50 prison in eight countries in – is have positive, not a prison the U.S. Has set a needle exchange program. Officials addition Moreover access according to access to condoms be provided ‘on a limited basis ‘at only two of State Penitentiary system – Vermont and Mississippi River – and five county jail system – New York, Philadelphia, in San Francisco, Of Los Angeles and Washington, DC – to NEJM. , HIV prevalence, HIV prevalence has been reported among the U.S. Prisons at 1.8 percent – greater than to four times the prevalence in the general population – and the number of AIDS cases among the detainees was ‘much higher’a into of the general population, to NEJM. The debate on detainees access to HIV prevention methods such as condoms and coniferous – exchange program ‘reflected philosophic disparities and the insecurity on the incidence of HIV infection in the prisons, ‘NEJM reported. By from WHO and UNAIDS, ‘assume that sexual activity and the injection of drugs by inmates not be eliminated completely and wish to protecting both prisoners and public ‘of HIV and other illness, according NEJM. However, say many the U.S. Prison officials 40 percent would be about have access to Clean the pins or condoms ‘an uneven, ‘NEJM says. Government policies at HIV tests among the occupants well varying. Twenty states of reportedly carry HIV testing all passengers and the other states offering testing for high-risk group, on passengers queries or in special circumstances. In addition, critics say which U.S. Prison regulations, the detention , the HIV epidemic is under blacks state who stepped 40 percent of the prison population includes. ‘Courtesy of It may whole Kaiser Daily HealthPolicyMonitor show Report, search the archives and sign up for email with an at Emperor Daily Health Policy Report Reprint for kaiser network a free service from of The Henry J. Released. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2005 Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All Rights Reserved part.