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HIV IV drugs and HIV

Among some drug users, sharing needles to inject illegal drugs can be deadly. The needles may be contaminated with HIV - the virus that causes AIDS.

Alison liked the way drugs made her feel. And she thought other kids would like her more if she joined them in getting high. Read her story in her own words.

Get the story of how Alison got HIV from shooting up.

Learn the facts about the dangers of sharing needles.
Find the answer to avoiding HIV.


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