Injected drugs and HIV risk - Substance Abuse, part 3
This one-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about the risk of HIV infection with use of injected drugs. It explains that a person can get HIV by sharing a needle or syringe from drug preparation and injecting equipment (known as works) with someone who is HIV-positive. It discusses other ways HIV can be spread, and the prevalence of Hepatitis B and C in people who have HIV, or are at risk of HIV infection. The document outlines safe practices with needles and works.
Text and audio are in the public domain. Graphics are copyrighted content.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.