Sorry to veer OT here, but please be very
careful about advocating the use of bleach to clean needles.
There is a lot of harm reduction
debate about the overall safety and effectiveness of this, if the bleach is not fully rinsed out properly it can cause more harm then good to the veins.
Whilst bleach may kill the HIV virus (and even that is debatable in real life, outside of lab conditions and based on time of exposure and strength, etc), it does not
kill HCV, which is a huge problem for IV users.
Also, its important to clarify that the water must
- never ever rinse with hot water as that will coagulate any blood in the needle, trapping any viri/bacteria which will then be reinjected into the next user
The best and safest advice is to always use a new rig - not just for the sake of preventing BBV's but also because of the damage caused by dull points.
Dave, those are some frightening photos - I hope your friend continues to recover...any idea if he was using a micron/wheel filter? Not that shooting pills is ever a safe idea really...*sigh* (oops just realised it was probably liquid he was shooting, nevermind the filter bit if it was!)