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Sidahora. 1995 Aug-Sep:15-22.

[Injecting yourself in a healthy manner].

[Article in Spanish]



AIDS patients who inject drugs dramatically increase their chances of contracting other infections. The United States and Puerto Rico offer risk reduction centers and syringe exchanges. Injecting drugs properly can reduce the risk of further infection. Some ways to do this include: using only clean syringes, cleaning used syringes, and disinfecting equipment with bleach. Before injecting, wash hands thoroughly, clean fingers and injection site with alcohol, and alternate veins. Arteries should be avoided. Diagrams of body parts to be injected and the proper means for doing so are included. Numbers for Syringe Exchanges and Risk Reduction Centers are provided.

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