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Safe Needle Disposal Toolkit

Publication type: 
Training / Education Manual
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Author(s): 
AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI)
Sponsor: 
United Way of Victoria; Downtown Victoria Business Association
Summary: 
The Safe Needle Disposal Toolkit document includes: info about needle use in Victoria; options for disposing of needles; pictures and explanations for the items included in the kit including a picture of a needle disposal box and a sharps container; a list of some of the situations where a person might be accidentally poked by a needle; a list of some of the risks associated with used needles; descriptions of tetanus, staphylococcus aureus, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis; a list of unsafe ways to dispose of needles and a list of safe ways to dispose of needles; when to call for help and what to do is you get poked by a needle; a list of resources.
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Keywords: 
AIDS service organization (ASO); harm reduction; HIV/AIDS