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Re: [IPk] reuse



hi what do you mean by stainless steel  cannula   vic/   please reply
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allan" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 5:26 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] reuse


> Abigail,
>
> Affirmative on reusing the stainless steel cannula but, in pre-pumping
days,
> I always reused syringes may times without infection or pain. Back
further,
> in days of glass syringes and push-on needles, these were also used many
> times. My general rule is: bin the syringe/cannula the first time it
hurts.
> Many people, especially those in the US not covered by insurance, reuse
> syringes many times with no adverse effects.
>
> I mentioned I've had no infection and, as regards scar tissue formation,
how
> would the said tissue know it was a cleaned cannula rather than a new one?
> Also, I don't think my personal reuse of cleaned cannulae compares with
the
> habits and practices of HIV drug abusers.
>
> You don't say if you're a pumper or type T1 and this is always useful
> information. Perhaps you're a funded user?
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