“Blood Shotting” new trend?

Dr. Jane Maxwell, a Sentinel Community Epidemiologist in Texas reported last year of the trend for “blood shotting” among intravenous users.  This term is used to describe blood that is “shot” from one user to another in order to maximize the amount of drug that is injected into their systems.

This is of particular importance for the STD-HIV populations, due to the maximum amount of infection that can occur by sharing needles.

More information on drug use in Texas can been found in the 2015 SCS report:

http://ndews.umd.edu/sites/ndews.umd.edu/files/SCS%20Texas%202015%20Final%20Web.pdf

 

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