Other risks


Wales has recently seen an increase in Hepatitis C cases. The risk of infections by blood borne viruses such as hepatitis and HIV is high when using shared and non sterile injection equipment. It is not just the syringe itself which poses dangers but also the spoons, filters, water and other paraphernalia used to make up a drug for injection. Protect yourself and others you care about.

Needle exchanges are a confidential service providing safe, sterile injecting equipment for those who need it.  All staff operating the exchange are trained to a national standard and can provide safer injecting harm reduction advice.

For further information about drugs, and matters relating to drugs, visit the websites below:

If you would like to find out more about needle exchanges in your area, follow the link below