Published in AIDS Weekly, November 17th, 1997
The Lindesmith Center quoted a public opinion poll conducted in September 1997 when U.S. House and Senate negotiators agreed to prohibit the U.S. Health and Human Services Department from supporting needle exchanges until the end of March 1998.
Authors of anti-drug legislation are considering the issue of the programs, which proponents believe protect illegal drug users against AIDS by preventing the multiple use of potentially contaminated needles. Opponents, such as the...
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