Commentary, Health and Fitness

World AIDS Day: We Can’t End AIDS Until We End The War On Drugs

CALIFORNIA--(ENEWSPF)--December 1, 2016

By: Laura Thomas Deputy State Director for California, Drug Policy Alliance

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day. In 1989, I was arrested in front of the White House on World AIDS Day, demanding that then-President Bush take action on HIV/AIDS.

Among the issues we were demanding action on then, so many years ago, was the availability of sterile syringes for people who inject drugs, so they could stop the transmission of HIV. In the decades since, we . . .

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