Exchange Supplies and Michael Linnell have produced a collection of posters and a colourful leaflet to promote the use of reduced dead space equipment.
Low dead space injecting 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 blood left in the equipment.
The poster topics were informed by the information gathering stage of the project, and cover the subjects most commonly requested as in need of additional information.
The posters can be used together or in rotation, with a different message every month or so being highlighted.