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New law allows Washington needle exchange.

By Ali Frick on December 27, 2007 at 9:05 am

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Yesterday, President Bush signed a budget bill for Washington, D.C. lifting a ban that “for nearly a decade has prevented city officials here from using local tax money for needle exchange programs.” Washington has the highest AIDS infection rate in the country, with one in 20 residents thought to be infected with HIV.

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