Barriers to antiviral treatment in hepatitis C infected intravenous drug users.

  title={Barriers to antiviral treatment in hepatitis C infected intravenous drug users.},
  author={G{\'a}bor Gazdag and Gergely Horv{\'a}th and Olga Szab{\'o} and G{\'a}bor S{\'a}ndor Ungvari},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica : a Magyar Pszichofarmakologiai Egyesulet lapja = official journal of the Hungarian Association of Psychopharmacology},
  volume={12 4},
BACKGROUND Nowadays intravenous drug use is the main source of hepatitis C transmission, but only a small proportion of those who acquired infection via intravenous drug use receive antiviral treatment. AIM to assess the barriers of access to antiviral treatment of infected intravenous drug users. METHODS A retrospective chart review was carried out in a hepatology outpatient clinic including all hepatitis C infected intravenous drug users in a 3-year period. RESULTS Only one-third of the… CONTINUE READING

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