Hepatitis C and the correctional population.

  title={Hepatitis C and the correctional population.},
  author={Robert W. Reindollar},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={107 6B},
The hepatitis C epidemic has extended well into the correctional population where individuals predominantly originate from high-risk environments and have high-risk behaviors. Epidemiologic data estimate that 30% to 40% of the 1.8 million inmates in the United States are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), the majority of whom were infected before incarceration. As in the general population, injection drug use accounts for the majority of HCV infections in this group--one to two thirds… CONTINUE READING


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