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Compassion

Sent in by: Kevin Jaffray

I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling (though I’m not knocking them), but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.

Paper Planes

I could not possibly count the number of times I have heard that using drugs means that I am of poor health, unable to have a successful career, unfit to be a mother or some other such thing that in the eyes of the proclaimer would cause me to live less than a full life. None of these things, of course, are true.

HIV testing

The HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Glasgow highlights the need to maintain HIV testing in this population even when the risk of HIV is perceived as low and despite other priorities for the individual. It was identified that in some services blood-borne virus testing for this population had been focused on hepatitis C, potentially delaying recognition of new cases of HIV. In response to the outbreak, HIV testing has been increased.

Christopher Wren

Christopher Wren (him of St Paul’s Cathedral fame) is the first person recorded to have used intravenous injecting in Britain. In 1656 he experimented by injecting dogs with opium and other substances. He also attempted to inject humans, including ‘the (unfortunate) delinquent servant of a foreign ambassador’…

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Nigel Brunsdon

Nigel Brunsdon

Nigel’s day job is being the Community Manager at HIT, he also runs the injectingadvice.com website and a number of other online harm reduction projects. In his spare time he can be found hiding behind a camera.

Craig Harvey

Craig Harvey

Craig is a committed harm reductionist, having worked primarily with people who inject drugs for two decades, both in the United Kingdom and Australia. A surfer, climber and wannabe novelist, he sometimes takes photographs too.

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