Exposure to hepatitis A virus among blood donors, injecting drug users and prison entrants in Victoria.

  title={Exposure to hepatitis A virus among blood donors, injecting drug users and prison entrants in Victoria.},
  author={Nick Crofts and Gail F Cooper and Tony K. Stewart and Philip C Kiely and Patrick Coghlan and P R Hearne and Jane Hocking},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  volume={4 5},
To assess prevalence of exposure to hepatitis A virus (HAV) among injecting drug users (IDUs) and prison entrants in Victoria, and to compare this with prevalence of HAV among a reference population of blood donors, sera stored from two previous studies and from randomly selected blood donors were tested for total antibody to HAV. The first study was a longitudinal study of field-recruited IDUs from 1990 to 1992 and the second was a study of all prison entrants in 1991-92 (both studies were… CONTINUE READING

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