Okay, thank you.
The reason I'm asking this is that one of the things that safe consumption sites will prevent, of course, is the transmission of blood-borne illnesses. You prevent HIV transmission and hepatitis C transmission.
From what I understand—and I haven't practised medicine in three years now—a single case of HIV can cost close to a million dollars in treatment over the life of the patient and a single case of hepatitis C might cost about a third of a million dollars per year. Do these sound right to you, as well, these figures? I see you're nodding.
Would you not agree that, given just these cost savings, these centres are a cost-effective public health initiative and not a complete waste of money, as some detractors say?