Frequent hepatitis C virus superinfection in injection drug users.

@article{Herring2004FrequentHC,
  title={Frequent hepatitis C virus superinfection in injection drug users.},
  author={Belinda L. Herring and Kimberly A Page-Shafer and Leslie H. H. Tobler and Eric L Delwart},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={190 8},
  pages={1396-403}
}
The frequency of hepatitis C virus (HCV) superinfection with a divergent viral strain was determined in a cohort of recently infected young injection drug users (IDUs) with an HCV incidence rate of 25%. HCV was amplified, by use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR), from plasma samples collected from 25 HCV-infected individuals over an average period of 12 months, and their viral sequences were compared. Phylogenetic analysis identified 5 IDUs with superinfection (20%) occurring after… CONTINUE READING

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