Diseases such as Hepatitis, AIDS, Tetanus, TB, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Endocarditis (infection in the heart) are common with IV drug use. Some of these diseases can be spread easily from person-to-person, these are known as Communicable Diseases. Examples of Communicable Diseases include Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A, B, C, STDs and AIDS.
It is important that you get yourself tested and treated if needed.
(National Institute on Drug Abuse/Nov.2014: ww.drugabuse.gov)
Where to “Get Tested” in Waukesha County
Waukesha County public Health:
514 Riverview Ave. Waukesha, WI
Sixteenth Street Clinic:
309 E. North St. Waukesha, WI
Waukesha Family Practice Clinic
210 Northwest Barstow St. #201 Waukesha, WI