For covering injection sites and track marks, especially important if injecting in the feet or other areas that may be covered by re-worn or unclean clothing.
amfAR Order “Bandaids 3/4″ x 3” Item #BANDAIDS/1500 and “Bandaids 2″ X 4” Item # 16-4821
Information taken directly from “Guide to Developing and Managing Syringe Access Programs” by Harm Reduction Coalition, 2010
For covering injection sites and/or hiding track marks.
Band-aids will reduce excess bleeding as well as wound exposure to blood and other germs after injection. Encouraging band-aid use will reduce the risk that blood will be spread to surfaces and other areas.
-Coverage for injection sites in easily-infected areas such as the feet when socks are not regularly changed.
-Covering/protecting fingers from being burned on a hot stem if stem tips are not available.