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Unformatted text preview: Medicaid benefit that all states have chosen to provide to their Medicaid populations. Drug users are a small and declining factor with AIDS AVERT 8-5-09 AVERT is an international AIDS charity http://www.avert.org/america.htm Injecting drug users : Injecting drug users (IDUs) have accounted for around a quarter of all AIDS diagnoses in America. 14 Throughout the epidemic, prevention efforts amongst IDUs have been controversial. Needle exchange services where users exchange their used needles for clean ones are not allowed any federal funding, even though in some areas of America these programmes have proved to be successful in reducing the rate of HIV transmission.15 16 The CDC reported a 9.5 percent decline in HIV transmission among this group between 2001 and 2006.17...
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