Many abusers who inject anabolic steroids may use nonsterile injection techniques or share contaminated needles with other abusers. In addition, some steroid preparations are manufactured illegally under nonsterile conditions. These factors put abusers at risk for acquiring lifethreatening viral infections, such as HIV and hepatitis B and C. Abusers also can develop endocarditis, a bacterial infection that causes a potentially fatal inflammation of the inner lining of the heart. Bacterial infections also can cause pain and abscess formation at injection sites.
Accommodation is easy to find and there are plenty of guesthouses in Soi Buakhao and LK Metro. Many places have monthly accommodation for 10,000 to 15,000 Baht. This can be booked in advanced or after you arrive in Pattaya. However, December to January is busy due to seasonal visitors to Thailand during the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Accommodation per night ranges from 500-1000 Baht. Long stay visitors to Pattaya may consider renting in a Thai apartment. The price is cheaper costing around 6,000 to 8,000 per month including utility bills.