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Across The USA: D.C.


USA Today (06/23/97) P. 10A

Under a new city-funded HIV prevention program, clean needles are being distributed to injection drug users in Washington, D.C. The $200,000 program, run by the D.C. Needle Exchange, will use a mobile unit crew to serve about 1,600 drug addicts.


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