Incidence of primary hepatitis C infection and risk factors for transmission in an Australian prisoner cohort

@inproceedings{Teutsch2010IncidenceOP,
  title={Incidence of primary hepatitis C infection and risk factors for transmission in an Australian prisoner cohort},
  author={Suzy M Teutsch and Fabio Luciani and Nicolas Scheuer and Luke McCredie and Parastu Hosseiny and William D Rawlinson and John Kaldor and Gregory J Dore and Kate A Dolan and Rosemary A Ffrench and Andrew R. Lloyd and Paul S Haber and Michael Herbert Levy},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is common in prisoner populations, particularly those with a history of injecting drug use (IDU). Previous studies of HCV incidence have been based on small case numbers and have not distinguished risk events in prison from those in the community. METHODS HCV incidence was examined in a longitudinal cohort of 488 Australian prisoners with a history of IDU and documented to be seronegative within 12 months prior to enrollment. Inmates were tested… CONTINUE READING
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