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.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.