Krystal C.K. Lee

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The distribution of HCV genotypes among injection drug users in Hong Kong was assessed in context of methadone treatment availability. Three time periods were defined by the year of initiating injection-on or before 1980, 1981-1994, and 1995-2006-with methadone becoming widely available since the second period. Of the 273 HCV RNA-positive cases, the most(More)
BACKGROUND In Hong Kong, methadone treatment is widely accessible. Injecting drug users (IDU) have a relatively low risk behavioural profile and low HIV prevalence (0.3%). The corresponding Hepatitis C (HCV) level, however, is unclear. OBJECTIVES To determine the HCV prevalence in IDU in Hong Kong and to identify any associated factors. STUDY DESIGN A(More)
BACKGROUND Female sex workers (FSWs) are vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and are one of the key populations being infected most by Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections. In Hong Kong, limited data on the burden of chlamydial and gonococcal infections exist because regular screenings are not offered. This study aimed(More)
The seasonality of influenza infections can be affected by virus subtypes, climate, and social networking in populations. While these factors are well known, their relative influences in specific age groups have not been fully investigated. During 2010-2011, patients aged 65 years and above with influenza virus infections were recruited from a regional(More)
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