Published in Blood Weekly, August 31st, 2000
The reuse and sharing of syringes places injected drug users, their sex partners, and their children at high risk of acquiring HIV and other blood borne infections, the authors said.
"Many injection drug users cannot or will not abstain," the article said, adding that this makes addressing the sharing and reuse of syringes a major public health priority.
It would require an estimated one billion syringes a year if drug users used a new sterile syringe...
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