HIV and HCV infection among drug users in Japan.

  title={HIV and HCV infection among drug users in Japan.},
  author={Kiyoshi Wada and S B Greberman and Kyohei Konuma and Shigeru Hirai},
  volume={94 7},
AIMS To assess seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus, injecting drug use, unsafe sexual behaviours, self-mutilation and tattoos in patients attending a drug and alcohol treatment centre in Japan. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING The work was carried out at the National Sanitarium of Shimousa, Chiba, Japan, a 32-bed inpatient centre specializing in drug and alcohol treatment. MEASUREMENTS Laboratory analyses for HIV antibody, hepatitis C antibody… CONTINUE READING


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