High Prevalence of HIV, HCV and Tuberculosis and Associated Risk Behaviours among New Entrants of Methadone Maintenance Treatment Clinics in Guangdong Province, China

@inproceedings{Zhang2013HighPO,
  title={High Prevalence of HIV, HCV and Tuberculosis and Associated Risk Behaviours among New Entrants of Methadone Maintenance Treatment Clinics in Guangdong Province, China},
  author={Lei Zhang and Di Zhang and Wen Chen and Xia Zou and Li Yuen Ling},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has been available in Guangdong province, China since 2006. This study aims to estimate the prevalence levels of HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV), Tuberculosis (TB) and their co-infections and associated demographic and risk behaviours among MMT entrants. METHOD A total of 2296 drug users at the time of their MMT enrolment were recruited from four clinics during 2006-2011. Participants' demographic characteristics, infection status and self-reported high… CONTINUE READING
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