Implementation of low dead space syringes in response to an outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs: a response to Kesten et al.

Andrew McAuley, John Campbell, Catriona Milosevic, Carole Hunter, David J. Goldberg

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Abstract

We read with interest the recent article by Kesten et al. (2017) which explored the acceptability of low dead space syringes (LDSS) among people who inject drugs (PWID) and Needle and Syringe Exchange Programme staff, and the implications of their introduction. This research concluded that detachable LDSS are likely to be acceptable and that their introduction should be accompanied by an intervention which incorporates training, education, persuasion and restriction components.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-141
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Drug Policy
Volume43
Early online date6 Mar 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

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Keywords

  • HIV outbreak
  • low dead space syringes
  • injecting drug use

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Implementation of low dead space syringes in response to an outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs: a response to Kesten et al. / McAuley, Andrew; Campbell, John; Milosevic, Catriona; Hunter, Carole; Goldberg, David J.

In: International Journal of Drug Policy, Vol. 43, 05.2017, p. 140-141.

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