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Elton John World News: A Milestone For The EJAF

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Wednesday 3 August 2011 @ 16:28 - GMT

The Elton John AIDS Foundation has reached a landmark, spending over 40 million Euros in AIDS projects worldwide.

The organisation has now funded over 1,100 projects with grants for programmes including needle exchange initiatives, in which heroin users return used dirty needles to drugstores in exchange for clean new needles and a pack of sterile items to be used for drug injection, all of which help lessen the danger of contracting or spreading AIDS in vulnerable addict populations.

The directive has met with resistance in some areas and by drugstores and pharmacists, who have vocally resisted the influx of drug addicts brought into their stores by the initiative.

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