HIV and Needle Drugs: A Growing Problem
August 11, 2009
Admiral Fallon (Ret.) and his team certainly don't have an easy Tuesday. After visiting a commercial sex worker drop-in center earlier this afternoon, they're headed directly to a halfway house in Mombasa to examine the growing problem of HIV spread through needle drugs in Africa.
USAID has been supporting HIV prevention and care efforts for young injecting drug users, and the Commission aims to get a sense of how the program has been working and how effective it has been.
As it has worked in other areas of the world, hopefully drug education, rehabilitation and needle exchange programs can help cut down on the spread of HIV in Africa.