Hepatitis C virus infection: prevalence, predictor variables and prevention opportunities among drug users in Italy.

@article{Quaglio2003HepatitisCV,
  title={Hepatitis C virus infection: prevalence, predictor variables and prevention opportunities among drug users in Italy.},
  author={Gianluca Quaglio and Fabio Lugoboni and Benedetta Pajusco and Maddalena Sarti and Giorgio Talamini and Paolo Mezzelani and Don C Des Jarlais},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={394-400}
}
The study assessed rates and predictor variables of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among drug users receiving pharmacological treatment for opiates addiction. There was a large cohort study in 16 public centres for drug users in north-eastern Italy, with data collected by standardized face-to-face interviews between February 2001 and August 2001. Of 1095 participants, 74.2% were HCV seropositive. Anti-HCV status was independently associated with duration of drug use of over 10 years… CONTINUE READING