In a letter to Public Health Chair Kolkhorst the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) writes, on behalf of its 84 members who reside in Texas, in support of HB 117 and its passage.
ANAC reminds Chair Kolkhorst that House Bill 117 would not require state funds, while reducing the risk of further HIV infection and associated costs. ANAC reminds Chair Kolkhorst:
"HIV/AIDS rates in Texas remain high, and Texas has the fourth highest rate of HIV/AIDS of any state. Needle exchange programs as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention package will save lives. Needle exchange programs are one of the most scientifically-based methods for reducing HIV."
Click on letter image below to read the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care's statement in support of HB 117.