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HIV/AIDS in Northeast Ohio & Cleveland’s Needle Exchange Program

Posted Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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HIV/AIDS in Northeast Ohio & Cleveland’s Needle Exchange Program HIV and AIDS aren't the headline grabbers they once were, but there's still an alarming increase in the percentage of very young people in our region who are contracting the virus. New medications are keeping people alive longer than once expected and fear of getting AIDS through casual contact has faded. On the next Sound of Ideas, we'll talk about the state of HIV and AIDS in Northeast Ohio nearly 30 years after the disease's onset. Plus, we'll discuss needle exchange, a controversial program that's reducing one of the most common ways of spreading HIV and other diseases. Join us, Tuesday at 9 on 90.3.

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David Bruckman, Chief Systems Analyst and Biostatistician, Cleveland Department of Public Health
Kalia Johnson, HIV Outreach Manager, The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland
Gil Kudrin, Director of Development, Nightsweats & T-cells

Additional Information

World Aids Day, Wednesday, December 1, 2010
HIV/AIDS Resources
HIV/AIDS Statistics for Ohio and by county
The Plain Dealer: Cleveland has Ohio's only legal syringe exchange program

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Steve 10:33 AM 11/16/10

Hi Mike My question for your panel has to do with circumcision.  Every health org. seems to be saying that doing this in third world country vastly cuts infections...yet the US has the highest rate of this practice probably in the world...so why is the rate of HIV so high in the US gay community?  Seems a huge contradiction.

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