Steribox® is a pack whose aim is to reduce the risk of infection among people who inject drugs (PWID). It is given out or sold in pharmacies, vending machines and in certain NGOs/NSPs in France.

This kit has been developed to answer to the following public health objectives:

  • To prevent contamination by infections agents, among which the HIV and hepatitis viruses
  • To encourage voluntary screening of HIV and HCV as well as HBV vaccination
  • To promote the use of condoms
  • To protect the population from the risks of contamination by infected syringes


Steribox is a complete pack. It is composed of the following items:

  • Two insulin syringes (Becton Dickinson©) whose end cap serves as a handle for the Stericup®
  • Two Stericup, each containing one sterile cooker, one cotton filter and one post injection swab
  • Two water for injection in plastic vials of 5ml
  • Two 70% isopropyl alcohol swabs
  • One condom
  • Information and instructions for use are printed on the box