Toronto adopts drug declaration

Canada's biggest city is now the world's first city to formally endorse the Vienna Declaration, a harm-reduction manifesto that calls for the decriminalization of drugs to stop the spread of HIV, The Globe and Mail reported. A recent international AIDS conference in Mexico raised alarm bells when it highlighted that HIV infection rates are back to 1982 levels, and that this was due to injection-drug users. Toronto city council passed a motion on Aug. 26 to endorse the declaration by a vote of 33 to 7.

Published: Wednesday, 09/01/2010 12:00 am EDT

Canada's biggest city is now the world's first city to formally endorse the Vienna Declaration, a harm-reduction manifesto that calls for the decriminalization of drugs to stop the spread of HIV, The Globe and Mail reported. A recent international AIDS conference in Mexico raised alarm bells when it highlighted that HIV infection rates are back to 1982 levels, and that this was due to injection-drug users. Toronto city council passed a motion on Aug. 26 to endorse the declaration by a vote of 33 to 7.

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