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Low dead space syringes: Authors’ response

We appreciate the thoughtful responses and support for our hypothesis that low dead space syringes can lower HIV transmission among people who inject drugs (PWID). The authors raised important concerns about data limitations and programmatic feasibility.


Zule, W., Cross, H., Stover, J., & Pretorius, C. (2013). Low dead space syringes: Authors’ response. International Journal of Drug Policy, 24(1), 21-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2012.11.003