Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. In this US election year, Democracy Now! is more important than ever. For 20 years, we’ve put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power. We lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. A generous funder will match your donation dollar for dollar if you donate right now. That means when you give $10, your donation will be worth $20. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you every day.

Your Donation: $

Presidential Panel Criticizes Federal Needle Exchange Policy

March 19, 1998
Story
WATCH FULL SHOW

The president’s advisory panel on AIDS angrily criticized this week the Clinton Administration’s inaction on what they call life-saving needle exchange programs.

In the most dramatic split to date between the 32-member panel and the White House, the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS called on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Donna Shalala to certify needle exchange programs for federal funding.

Guest:

  • Bob Fogel, a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. He is a litigation lawyer based in Chicago.

Related links:


The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.