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During consideration of the FY2007 HUD spending
bill on the floor of the House, Representative
Jerrold Nadler (8th-NY) offered an amendment to increase
the funding level for the HOPWA program for FY07 citing research
from NAHC's first Research Summit. Although the amendment
was subsequently withdrawn, the Congressman along with Rep.
Crowley (another co-sponsor of the HOPWA letter) used this
opportunity to underscore the importance of the HOPWA program
and to praise the increase approved by the House HUD Appropriations
Said Mr. Nadler, "Recent
studies have shown that housing in many cases equates directly
to HIV prevention because people with housing are much more
likely to know their HIV status and, therefore, less likely to
transmit the disease to others. Improvements in housing status
also lead to lower rates of high risk behavior, such as
intravenous drug use, which can lead to the spread of the
here to read the full transcript of Rep. Nadler's
offering of the amendment.
|Rep. Jerrold Nadler (8th-NY)
again discussed HOPWA on the floor during appropriations
consideration for FY08.
The Congressman cited research presented at NAHC's Housing and
HIV/AIDS Research Summit Series. "Rates of new HIV diagnoses
among the homeless are 16 times the rate in the general
population," said Mr. Nadler, "and HIV/AIDS death rates are five
to seven times higher. People with AIDS who are homeless are
more likely to be uninsured, use an emergency room, and be
admitted to a hospital."
Click here to read the full transcript.
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