Incidence of hepatitis C virus infection among injection drug users during an outbreak of HIV infection.

@article{Patrick2001IncidenceOH,
  title={Incidence of hepatitis C virus infection among injection drug users during an outbreak of HIV infection.},
  author={David M. Patrick and Mark Tyndall and Peter G. A. Cornelisse and Kathy Li and Christopher H Sherlock and Michael L Rekart and Steffanie Anne Strathdee and Sue L. Currie and Martin T. Schechter and M. V. O'shaughnessy},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2001},
  volume={165 7},
  pages={889-95}
}
BACKGROUND Beginning in 1994, Vancouver experienced an explosive outbreak of HIV infection among injection drug users (IDUs). The objectives of this study were to measure the prevalence and incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in this context and to examine factors associated with HCV seroconversion among IDUs. METHODS IDUs recruited through a study site and street outreach completed interviewer-administered questionnaires covering subjects' characteristics, behaviour, health status… CONTINUE READING

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