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Syringe or needle exchange clinics are walk-in facilities that provide clean needles to people, mostly injection drug users. According to the North American Syringe Exchange Network, there are at least 221 needle exchange ...

 

 Assignment A

 

1. The basic subject of this article is about needle exchanges and the effects they have on society.

 

2. A. The total budget for Outside In’s needle exchange clinic is $190,000.

    B. Much of the budget for the county’s clinics — close to $260,000 — comes from state and county general fund dollars.

    C. HIV prevalence among injection drug users increased by 5.9 percent per year in the 52 cities without syringe exchange programs and decreased by 5.8 percent per year in the 29 cities with syringe exchange programs.”

    D. Outside In will lose around $6,250 in federal funding because of the ban.

 

3. The writers opinion about the clean needle exchange is mostly positive; thougb she remains baisically baised you can tell by the information she gives that she is a supporter of the exchange.

 

4. The author did not state the opinion directly, but you can tell by the positive information and quotes that she is a supporter of the exchange.

 

6. The columnist is, in my opinion, someone who would care for someone else even though they are in some trouble. She uses positive comments and quotes to express her opinion, with out really stating it.

 

7. This acticle was written for the people of the US. It was written to share infomation of certian organizations and groups that work together to give people the option to help their bodies, even though they are inflicting other harm on their bodies as well.

 

 

 8. Yes, the author gives many facts and statistics to help pursue me, the reader, to believe in her view on the situation.

 

Assignment B

2. The writer uses many statistics to help accomplish her side of the topic. She gave us the fact, "HIV prevalence among injection drug users increased by 5.9 percent per year in the 52 cities without syringe exchange programs and decreased by 5.8 percent per year in the 29 cities with syringe exchange programs", to tell us the benifits on the needle trade in and to pursue us to encourage the organizations. The author includes the quote,“It is a step back in the harm reduction model. In Oregon we’ve been really fortunate that we have great organizations and counties and a state that supports it...", to tell us of the fact that there are states that use and believe in the organizations. These statistics and quotes are used to help pursue the reader to support the groups and to not be judgemental of the people who are involved in them, even though it may increase the usage of the drugs.