A multicentre sero-behavioural survey for hepatitis B and C, HIV and HTLV among people who inject drugs in Germany using respondent driven sampling

@inproceedings{Zimmermann2014AMS,
  title={A multicentre sero-behavioural survey for hepatitis B and C, HIV and HTLV among people who inject drugs in Germany using respondent driven sampling},
  author={Ruth Zimmermann and Ulrich Marcus and Dirk Sch{\"a}ffer and Astrid Leicht and Benjamin Wenz and Stine Nielsen and Claudia Santos-H{\"o}vener and R Stefan Ross and Oumaima Stambouli and B Ratsch and Norbert Bannert and C T Bock and Claudia Kuecherer and Osamah Hamouda},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND People who inject drugs are at high risk for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. HTLV was reported by neighboring countries to be prevalent in this population, but the situation for Germany is unclear. To generate seroprevalence and related behavioural data and to enhance prevention efforts against these infections for drug users in Germany, a multicentre sero- and behavioural survey was initiated. People who inject drugs are not well reached by services for testing and counselling for… CONTINUE READING
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