Xiaobin Cao

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China's methadone maintenance treatment program was initiated in 2004 as a small pilot project in just eight sites. It has since expanded into a nationwide program encompassing more than 680 clinics covering 27 provinces and serving some 242 000 heroin users by the end of 2009. The agencies that were tasked with the program's expansion have been confronted(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the overall mortality of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clients in China and its associated factors. METHODS A total of 1,511 MMT clients, all of whom enrolled in China's first eight MMT clinics between March and December 2004, were included in this cohort study and followed for approximately six years, until June 2010.(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about mortality of opiate users attending methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clinics. We sought to investigate mortality and its predictors among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive MMT clients. METHODS Records of 306 786 clients enrolled in China's MMT program from 24 March 2004 to 30 April 2011 were abstracted.(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common viral infection among injecting drug users worldwide. We aimed to assess HCV antibody prevalence and associated risk factors among clients in the Chinese national methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) program. METHODS Data from 296,209 clients who enrolled in the national MMT program between March 2004(More)
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