Outreach workers say the practice making headlines isn’t as widespread as it’s been made out to be as they rush to prevent more from trying it.
Pictures of drug users injecting themselves with the blood of others have gone viral in SA.
The health department calls arrests 'unfortunate' after senior officials spend night trying to get workers out of cells.
Those who 'shoot up' have a higher risk of getting infected, but some progressive nations are encouraging drug users to adopt safer habits.
Introduce harm-reduction and HIV programmes – especially for heroin users – before it's too late.