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Cold Preparation of Heroin in a Black Tar Market

Substance use & misuse | 13 Jun 2017

AM Roth, RF Armenta, KD Wagner, SA Strathdee, JL Goldshear, J Cuevas-Mota and RS Garfein
Abstract
Black tar heroin is typically prepared for injection with heat which decreases the risk of HIV transmission by inactivating the virus. We received reports that persons who inject drugs (PWID) in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, a black tar heroin market, were using only water to dissolve heroin.
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Mexicali, Petroleum, San Diego, Gulf of California, Mexico, Baja California peninsula, California, Baja California
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