ЕЛЕКТРОННА БІБЛІОТЕКА ПУБЛІКАЦІЙ у сфері протидії ВІЛ-інфекції/СНІДу
The use of low-dead-space needles. An operational-research report
Needles with low dead space (LDS) were designed to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV through drug injections. When this unusually long needle (extending below the hub in which it is fixed) is used, 50% less liquid is left in the tip of the syringe. Thus, there are so few copies of the virus remaining in the residual liquid that infection is prevented, even if a healthy person comes into contact with infected blood.Тип видання: Звіт Рубрика: Ґендерні питання, Ризикована поведінка
These are also called Total Dose, due to another attractive feature for IDUs – the ability to inject almost all the drug, without leaving any remainder in the tip of the syringe).
IDUs were encouraged to begin using LDS needles as part of a structural intervention to prevent the expansion of the HIV epidemic, which was associated with high-risk injection practices