Factors associated with successful referral for clinical care of drug users with chronic hepatitis C who have or are at risk for HIV infection.

@article{Fishbein2004FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with successful referral for clinical care of drug users with chronic hepatitis C who have or are at risk for HIV infection.},
  author={Dawn A. Fishbein and Yungtai Lo and John F. Reinus and Marc N. Gourevitch and Robert S. Klein},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2004},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={
          1367-75
        }
}
  • Dawn A. Fishbein, Yungtai Lo, +2 authors Robert S. Klein
  • Published in
    Journal of acquired immune…
    2004
  • Medicine
  • The objective of this study was to determine outcomes of referring drug users (DUs) with chronic hepatitis C for clinical evaluation and care. Two hundred twenty-eight persons with detectable hepatitis C virus RNA were given expedited referrals for evaluation and possible treatment of hepatitis C from a prospective study cohort of current and former opiate-addicted DUs. Four outcomes were analyzed: accepted referral, arrived for clinical evaluation, had liver biopsy, and received treatment. One… CONTINUE READING

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