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Upcoming International Travel
Feb 21, 2007

I'm going to be taking some International Travel from the US to India on Friday.

I've done a lot of research and have all of my medications and all the documentation for both prescription and non-prescription meds that I'm taking. I'm not yet on meds for HIV treatment, so it's mostly fairly mundane prescription meds.

My question is this: As part of my research I found a Traveler's Advanced Safe Needle Kit [http://www.travelerssupply.com/cat_detail.epl?product_id=230].

I don't use any routine injected medications, so I'm probably just being overly paranoid but I thought it would be a really safe bet to have this kit to both limit my exposure risk, but also to limit "their" exposure risk if I needed some kind of medical treatment while I was there.

Since I don't have an exact "condition" to have syringes could you suggest some verbiage that I could have my doctor type up for me to take with the kit; or am I just being silly and should leave the kit behind?

Thanks!

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

We operate a very large clinic for international travelers here in Colorado. For those who will be abroad for a long time, or for those who simply care (HIV+ or not), we supply a clean needle and syringe "kit".

I don't think that your concerns are "silly", just well researched. BY



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