What in the sam heck is going on in Las Vegas? Lawmakers want to prevent the spreading of HIV, which is completely understandable. Their logic of how to do so, not so understandable.
They want to install syringe vending machines, so that heroine users can buy fresh needles, and this is where the prevention of HIV spreading apparently comes into play.
This makes NO SENSE! Why not try to reduce the heroine use, instead of supplying them with more ways to shoot up? SMH. This is the epitome of liberal logic: “Lets give away free needles to drug addicts so they can practice safe drugs and not spread HIV.” SMH.
Fox News reports:
Inspired by successes in places like Europe and Australia, Trac-B Exchange, the Southern Nevada Health District and the Nevada AIDS Research and Education Society are set to begin a pilot program that will install three syringe-dispensing vending machines across Las Vegas in the hope of reducing drug users’ needle sharing.
“The opioid epidemic has led historically to many deaths, but it also has led to the spread of many diseases because of people sharing needles,” Chelsi Cheatom, program manager for Trac-B Exchange, told Fox News.
Trac-B, a needle-exchange store in Las Vegas, will house one of the three vending machines. The other two will be at similar drug-rehabilitation facilities across the city.
“The machines are going to be located inside the facilities so that if people have questions about the kits or want to discuss going into recovery, they will have somebody to talk to,” Cheatom added.
To use the vending machines, users must first fill out a form supplied by the sponsoring groups and obtain an eight-digit identification number to ensure both confidentiality and track their use. Each kit – which is valued at $5 but will be free to drug users – will contain sterile needles and syringes first-aid supplies, safe-sex supplies and a compartment where used needles can be stored before being disposed at the machines.
“Providing clean needles and supplies is a proven method for limiting disease transmission in a community,” Joe Iser, chief health officer of the Southern Nevada Health District, said in a statement Wednesday.
The vending machines will cost about $15,000 each, and are to be reportedly funded by Southern Nevada Health District along with private donations. The program will test run for six months, and is estimated to cost a total of $238,000.
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