Needle Exchange Forum: Newark, New Jersey 11#20 11/19/99

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NEEDLE EXCHANGE
It's Time to Give it a Chance
Because Every Life is Worth Saving

An informational forum sponsored by:
The City of Newark Municipal Council's HIV/AIDS Committee
The New Jersey Campaign to Save Lives Now!

"... some areas of the state reported a higher proportion of HIV-infected drug users than anywhere else in the developed world."

"The Council has before stated its position that it is the moral responsibility of the government to pursue those interventions which can be demonstrated to save the citizens of our state the cost of the HIV epidemic and the lives which are at risk from it."

- New Jersey Governor's Advisory Council on AIDS, June 1999

WHEN: November 20th, 1999, 9:00am - 4:00pm
WHERE: Newark City Hall, 920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ

Dedicated to the memory of Senator Wynona M. Lipman

Goals:

1. To present the latest statistics on the rates of HIV infection in the state of New Jersey;

2. To examine needle exchange as an effective tool to deal with this public health emergency;

3. To invite the public to express their ideas and views on needle exchange; and

4. To urge the municipal city council as well as other legislators to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS, specifically by supporting legislation to implement a pilot needle exchange program in New Jersey.

Speakers include Councilman Luis Quintana, City of Newark Municipal Council, Assemblyman Alfred Steele, NJ State Legislature, Gary Paul Wright, NJ AIDS Education and Training Center, Dr. Denise Paone, NY Beth Israel Medical Center, Councilman Rev. Fernando Colon, Jersey City Municipal Council, Rev. Clinton Reynolds, Bethel AME Church, Paterson, Riki Jacobs, Executive Director, Hyacinth Foundation, Debra Edwards, Newark NAACP, Dr. Robert Johnson, UMDNJ, and Alma Candelas, New York State Dept. of Health.

A continental breakfast and a box lunch will be available for participants.

For information, call (973) 733-5880 or (973) 596-6066.

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