Yolo County Extends Needle Exchange Program
On Tuesday, Yolo County supervisors voted 3-2 to extend a controversial needle exchange program for another year and allocate $100,000 in funding. The Syringe Exchange Program, launched last year, aims to cut the rate of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C infections among intravenous drug users. However, health officials say there is not enough information to determine if the program has been effective, and some Woodland residents have complained that their parks and neighborhoods are littered with syringes.
- "Yolo Supervisors Extend Needle-Exchange Program" (Sangree, Sacramento Bee, 8/6).