Pubdate: Thu, 08 Apr 1999
Source: United Press International
Copyright: 1999 United Press International


SACRAMENTO, April 8 (UPI) - A much-vetoed needle exchange proposal is
moving  through the California Legislature. The bill by Assemblywoman
Kerry Mazzoni, D- San Rafael, would allow local officials to set up
clean needle exchange  programs as a way to prevent new HIV infections
associated with the sharing of  contaminated needles. The measure
passed its first policy committee this week  with backing from the San
Francisco AIDS Foundation.

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