BBC News - 20 February 2012
Glasgow & West Scotland - A warning has been issued to injecting
drug users in the west of Scotland following a cluster of new
cases of HIV infection.
Six drug users in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area have been
diagnosed as having been exposed to the virus since the start of
Doctors would expect to see about 10 cases in the area in the
course of an entire year.
Drug users have been advised to seek sterile needles and
Public health consultant Eleanor Anderson said: "It is important
for injecting drug users to engage with the wide range of
services we offer designed to help them tackle their addictions.
"However, for those who continue to inject we remind them to take
all the safety precautions necessary to protect themselves and
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's Public Health Protection Unit
said sterile needles and other injecting equipment were available
at pharmacies and clinics offering drug services.