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Editorial, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 1 Issue: 1

�Same Ole Same Ole� with Regard to Sterile Syringe Availability

F. Stephen Bridges*
University of West Florida, Florida, USA
Corresponding author : Dr. F. Stephen Bridges
Professor of Community Health Education, Department of Health, Leisure & Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11,000 University Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32514
Tel: 850.474.2051; Fax: 850.474.2106
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 15, 2012 Accepted: June 16, 2012 Published: June 18, 2012
Citation:Stephen Bridges F (2012) ‘Same Ole Same Ole’ with Regard to Sterile Syringe Availability. J Athl Enhancement 1:1 doi:10.4172/jae.1000e104

Abstract

‘Same Ole Same Ole’ with Regard to Sterile Syringe Availability

Research has shown that the shared use of contaminated needles, syringes, and even drug vials is a major means of transmission for HIV and hepatitis B and C infections. However, fears persist that by allowing injecting drug users access to sterile needles and syringes sends the wrong message resulting in increased numbers of persons injecting illicit drugs and increased crime rates. And as the numbers of those injecting illicit drugs increases so do the numbers of bloodborne infections like HIV and hepatitis. Existing research and other data do not support such fears; however, there is some support for the ‘same old same old’ with regard to sterile syringe availability.

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