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Needle safety issues on agenda at EU AIDS conference:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Health First Europe, the alliance of patients, healthcare workers, academics and industry, issued a statement on the eve of the EU's HIV AIDS conference in Vilnius on September 17 promoting the use of medical devices incorporating needlestick protection technology. The alliance says that 1 million needlestick injuries are suffered by healthcare workers across the EU each year. The availability of sterile injecting equipment for drug abusers and means for its safe disposal was also a subject for discussion at the meeting.

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