Coinfection with HIV and hepatitis C virus among injection drug users in southern China.

@article{Garten2005CoinfectionWH,
  title={Coinfection with HIV and hepatitis C virus among injection drug users in southern China.},
  author={Rebecca Garten and Jinbing Zhang and Shenghan Lai and Wei Liu and Jie Chen and Xiao-Fang Yu},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 Suppl 1},
  pages={S18-24}
}
BACKGROUND We sought to examine coinfection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) among injection drug users (IDUs) in Guangxi, China. METHODS A longitudinal cohort of IDUs (547 subjects) was established to study risk factors for bloodborne infections. At each visit, participants completed questionnaires defining demographic characteristics, patterns of drug use, and sexual behaviors. Blood samples were collected and analyzed for the presence and genotype of HIV… CONTINUE READING

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