Lowering the HIV risk of injected drugs - Substance Abuse, part 4
This one-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people who inject drugs about what they can do to lower their risk for getting HIV. It recommends that they only use new, sterile needles and drug preparation equipment (known as works). It discusses where to get new needles and works, and how to clean them if new works are not available. It advises people to never share needles or works, and discusses safe disposal of needles and syringes. The document outlines other ways those who inject drugs can reduce their risk of HIV infection.
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