Incidence and prevalence of hepatitis c virus infection among persons who inject drugs in New York City: 2006-2013.

@article{Jordan2015IncidenceAP,
  title={Incidence and prevalence of hepatitis c virus infection among persons who inject drugs in New York City: 2006-2013.},
  author={Ashly E Jordan and Don C Des Jarlais and Kamyar Arasteh and Courtney Mcknight and Denis Nash and David C. Perlman},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2015},
  volume={152},
  pages={
          194-200
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus infection is a source of significant preventable morbidity and mortality among persons who inject drugs (PWID). We sought to assess trends in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among PWID from 2006 to 2013 in New York City (NYC). METHODS Annual cross-sectional surveys of PWID entering a large drug abuse treatment program were performed. Risk behavior questionnaires were administered, and HIV and HCV testing were conducted. Comparisons were made with prior… CONTINUE READING
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