Use low dead space: Driving uptake of safer drug injecting equipment
Low dead space (LDS) equipment has less space between the needle and the plunger after injecting. Blood and drug remain in this space, so if equipment is shared the risk of spreading blood borne viruses such as HIV and Hepatitis C is higher when there’s more space for blood to be left in the equipment.
Date: 24 January 2019
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Venue: The Kitchen, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG
At this special launch event, you will have the opportunity to see an exhibition of the materials and hear from the people involved in the project, including:
- Deb Hussey, Assertive Engagement Worker at Bristol Drugs Project
- Bristol Drugs Project service users involved in the project
- Michael Linnell, Linnell Communications, a designer who specialises in information product design for drugs, alcohol and public health campaigns
- Andrew Preston from Exchange Supplies, one of the pioneering manufacturers of low dead space equipment
Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will be on offer, too.
Book your place here: http://bit.ly/2OQlykY