Jabs in the dark: injecting equipment found in prisons, and the risks of viral transmission.


Injecting drug users in prisons may reuse and share contaminated injecting equipment, increasing their risk of infection with blood-borne viruses. We examined 58 syringes found in three metropolitan Adelaide prisons during a one-year period: 95 per cent were one millilitre volume; blood was visible in 24 per cent; 58 per cent indicated repeated use; 33 per… (More)


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