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      #17599 - 04/26/01 05:59 AM

answer my question for me here is where i posted it
http://www.thebody.com/cgi-bin/bbs/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=death&Number=17596&page=0&view=expanded&sb=5

If you do know the answers here my email hacktec@ecolovers.com



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Re: clean needles new
      #17601 - 04/26/01 09:20 AM

If you're bleaching your own needles over and over, my guess is you would be OK. If you're bleaching others' needles and you don't know their HIV status, I would say this is risky. If you have to use needles, go to the state department and use what they will give you. Do everything you can to use clean needles. Your life depends on it.

While you're at it, consider going to a methadone clinic to help you kick heroin out of your life. Best of luck to you.




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Re: clean needles new
      #17603 - 04/26/01 11:06 AM

The previous post is correct. If you are bleaching your own needles, you will be fine. Do not, DO NOT, use other people's needles. HIV can harbor in any nook or crevice in the needle. Let's not forget Hepatitis! It's even more contagious! Also, do not use anyone elses works. Including cookers, cotton, and alcohol swabs. HIV and Hep can hide there too.

Check out local ASO's (AIDS Service Organizations) for needle exchange programs. They usually have more 'useable' needles. If nothing else, you can exchange one of those 'lawn darts'!

Yes, I know it's hard going into one of those places. "People may think I have HIV" you might be thinking. Look, these people are great. Call them. Tell them what you need, and chances are they will meet you somewhere to exchange. You may have to go to them the next time, but that's okay. It's your life!





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Re: clean needles new
      #17627 - 04/28/01 07:59 AM

what people are great and i who can i call



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Re: clean needles new
      #17640 - 04/30/01 12:34 PM

The people at AIDS Service Organizations all over the country are great. Call your local ASO.



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