Injection behaviors among injection drug users in treatment: the role of hepatitis C awareness.

@article{Korthuis2012InjectionBA,
  title={Injection behaviors among injection drug users in treatment: the role of hepatitis C awareness.},
  author={Philip Todd Korthuis and Daniel Feaster and Zoilyn L Gomez and Moupali Das and Susan Tross and Katharina L. Wiest and Antoine Douaihy and Raul N. Mandler and James L. Sorensen and Grant Nash Colfax and Dennis McCarty and Stephanie Elise Cohen and Patricia E. Penn and Diane E Lape and Lisa R. Metsch},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={552-5}
}
BACKGROUND Injection drug use (IDU) is a primary vector for blood-borne infections. Awareness of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection status may affect risky injection behaviors. This study determines the prevalence of risky injection practices and examines associations between awareness of positive HCV status and risky injection behaviors. METHODS We surveyed individuals seeking treatment for substance use at 12 community treatment programs as part of a national HIV screening trial conducted… CONTINUE READING
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