Manuel Fernando Duarte Romero

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BACKGROUND To analyze self-reported prevalence of HCV and HIV in a sample of socially excluded injecting drug users, as well as factors associated with the presence of these diseases. METHODS Cross-sectional study. Data were collected with a structured, face-to-face questionnaire by outreach workers and privileged access interviewers in 1131 participants(More)
AIM To describe social characteristics seen among socially excluded drug users in 10 cities from 9 European countries, and identify which social exclusion indicators (i.e. housing, employment, education) are most closely linked to intravenous drug use. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Interviews were held in social services centers, town halls,(More)
In this field note we describe the steps followed in the process of recruiting participants for the experimental drug prescription program in Andalusia (PEPSA). This trial is a comparative, randomized, open study of the difference between intravenous heroin treatment and oral methadone for socially excluded, opiate-dependent patients, in whom other(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS In 2003, a randomised controlled trial comparing injected diacetylmorphine and oral methadone was carried out in Andalusia, Spain. The subsequent follow-up study evaluated the health and drug use status of participants, 2 years after the completion of the trial. DESIGN AND METHODS This follow-up cohort study was carried out between(More)
Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) are highly effective and well tolerated in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, including those with compensated cirrhosis. However, fewer data are available in patients with more advanced liver disease. Our retrospective, noninterventional, national, multicenter study in patients from the Spanish Hepa-C(More)
AIM To analyze the use or not of antirretrovirals (ART) human inmunodeficiency virus (HIV) diagnosed people in relation to the utilization and evaluation of the health care services and sociodemographic profiles. METHODS The data was collected with a questionnaire to 108 HIV people, in the city of Granada (Spain) between July and September 2005.(More)