Monday, December 1, 1997

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  • World AIDS Day

    Today is the tenth annual observance of World AIDS Day established by the United Nations in 1987. In preparation for today, the UN released a report on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

  • Needle Exchange and World AIDS Day

    Over the last few months, President Clinton has been heckled at several speeches for his stance on needle exchange. The administration has refused to fund programs that provide drug users with clean needles to stem the spread of HIV.

  • Long Time Survivors of AIDS

    Guest:

    • Imani Harrington, playwright, LOVE AND DANGER about women with HIV/AIDS. Diagnosed with HIV 10 years ago she is a counselor for drug abusers and victims of HIV.

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