Epidemiological and genetic analyses of Hepatitis C virus transmission among young/short- and long-term injecting drug users from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

@article{Oliveira2009EpidemiologicalAG,
  title={Epidemiological and genetic analyses of Hepatitis C virus transmission among young/short- and long-term injecting drug users from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.},
  author={Maria de Lourdes Aguiar Oliveira and Francisco I. Bastos and Paulo Roberto Telles and Mariana de Andrea Vilas Boas Hacker and Sabrina Alberti N{\'o}brega de Oliveira and Juliana Cust{\'o}dio Miguel and Clara Fumiko Tachibana Yoshida},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={200-6}
}
BACKGROUND Injecting drug users (IDU) have a key role in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) epidemiology. Young/short-term IDUs constitute a target group for preventive/harm reduction interventions. OBJECTIVES To investigate HCV transmission among young/short-term (ST) and long-term (LT) IDUs, from the perspective of epidemiology and molecular biology. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study assessing the prevalence of HCV infection/genotypes, as well as risk behaviours/practices among IDUs from Rio de… CONTINUE READING