'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
After two days of upbeat speeches about an end to AIDS, impatient activists took to the microphones and streets Tuesday to protest the sluggish pace of research, persistent barriers to care and funding, and President Obama's decision not to appear in person at the weeklong AIDS 2012 conference.
Steve Wohlen lay on his front lawn, blue, unconscious and barely breathing, overdosing on heroin.
The drug Narcan, widely sold under its generic name, naloxone, counteracts the effects of heroin, OxyContin and other powerful painkillers and has been routinely used by ambulance crews and emergency rooms in the U.S. for decades. But in the past few years, public health officials across the nation have been distributing it free to addicts and their loved ones, as well as to some police and firefighters.