Module 2: HCV transmission and risk prevention - section 3

In this document:

Does cleaning syringes work?

Activity: Video presentation with discussion
Section Time: Approximately 10 minutes
Materials required: Access to QuickTime movie as part of training manual resource pack or online resource: http://www.harmreductionworks.org.uk/2_films/does_cleaning_syringes_work.html

Show Slide 2.10 (Video) and introduce film:


This short documentary talks to the research team who conducted the research on the impact of bleach on HIV and HCV on syringes, and explains why it is so important that syringe cleaning is taught to PWID and can usefully lead to discussions on how this intervention can reduce the spread of BBV and other infections when sterile injecting equipment isn't readily available.

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