House votes to block funds for needle exchanges.

  • Published 1997 in AIDS policy & law
The U.S. House of Representatives voted September 11, 1997 to prohibit the use of Federal funds for needle distribution and exchange programs implementation. AIDS policy advocates denounced this move. Current law would have allowed the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna E. Shalala, to lift a ban on Federal funding for needle exchanges. Advocates… CONTINUE READING