It's natural to share things with others, but sometimes there are exceptions to this.
Take for example needles, syringes and other injecting equipment. That's because HIV, hepatitis C and other blood borne viruses can be passed on through the sharing of injecting equipment.
Sharing needles, syringes and other injecting equipment is a no-no. Listen here for more about the risks of sharing.
"16% of HIV infections are attributed to injecting drug use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders compared to 2% in the non-Indigenous population." The Kirby Institute. HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia Annual Surveillance Report 2012. The Kirby Institute, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052
There are places you can access for clean injecting equipment as part of Queensland's Needle and Syringe program. Click here for more information.
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