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Safer Using Series – Infections

Penington Institute

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This resource is part of the Safer Using Series and provides information about common infections and contact for further support.

The Safer Using Series is the NSP Handbook’s companion resource. This is a set of brochures on topics such as injecting, hepatitis C, keeping healthy, and drug use and the law.

For people who inject, the main infections of concern are bacterial infections and blood-borne viruses. Some infections are confined to a specific area or body part but can spread or cause secondary infections, while other infections affect your whole body. this brochure includes tips on reducing the risk of infections.

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