I triaged a 30-something male pt last night who had been cleaning out his families storage unit and was stuck with a dirty needle IN THE DUMPSTER when he went to throw away his trash!!! This is a small community- less than 30,000 people.... But we do have a lot of methamphetamine abusers... This pt brought in a double plastic bag that was tied at the top FULL (hundreds, some recapped, some not- all different brands) of insulin syringes with needles sticking out all over it!!! He (and I) had hoped that law inforcement might be able to have the syringes tested for HIV, HEPC, meth vs insulin, etc.... but apparently we don't have those types of services offered in the bustling state of WY. I felt really bad for him and his family... how terrifying for them! And police were anything but helpful. They stated they couldn't send needles to the state lab and that it would cost major money (out of the pts pocket) to send something to a forensics lab. So, the person(s) who did this will never be found-nor even looked for, and this gentleman has to have baseline labs, then further checks to see if he "catches" anything from the needles... There must be a better way????