Jodi Bieber – Las Canas

14.09.2011 in15:35 in Documentary -->


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Las Canas

“When you get to know us we are not as bad  as they make us out to be. We are just people who lack affection; who, instead of offering  love, are on the defensive and quickly react by showing our claws in response to the attitude  of our society.

 

In Spain, one of the main methods of transmission of HIV/Aids is through the use of sharing needles when injecting drugs. A lack of social support, condemnation from society, an industry with no control or regulations has isolated drug users from the rest of society, as in so many other countries around the world. It makes these drug users vulnerable to transmission of diseases like HIV/Aids. Clean needles are not always available and without legislation and control of this industry the drugs are not sold in their pure form. In one month I witnessed 20 overdoses. Many of the drug users I met had severe ulcers created by badly cut drugs.

In Spain the consumption of drugs is not prohibited unless it is consumed in a public domain however the trafficking of drugs is a serious offense