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While blood born diseases such as hepatitis c can be contracted by using needles, these diseases can only be contracted by sharing needles with an infected person.
If an uninfected person uses a needle repeatedly, but does not share it, they cannot contract diseases such as hepatitis c. Using the same needle repeatedly, though, can cause other problems such as infections from common skin bacteria due to the reused needle no longer being sterile..

In brief: While

While blood born diseases such as hepatitis c can be contracted by using needles, these diseases can only be contracted by sharing needles with an infected person.
If an uninfected person uses a needle repeatedly, but does not share it, they cannot contract diseases such as hepatitis c. Using the same needle repeatedly, though, can cause other problems such as infections from common skin bacteria due to the reused needle no longer being sterile..
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