I'm as in favor of legalizing drugs as the next libertarian. But government funded "needle exchanges" (as recommended by Julie Saltman) is something I just don't get.
How can a rational government on the one hand say an actviity is illegal, and on the other hand give out equipment to help people engage in said illegal activity?
If people are dying because they are stupid enough to use AIDs infected needles to shoot themselves up with illegal drugs, then I say our society is better off without such people! Let them die.