Preference, acceptability and implications of the rapid hepatitis C screening test among high-risk young people who inject drugs

@inproceedings{Hayes2014PreferenceAA,
  title={Preference, acceptability and implications of the rapid hepatitis C screening test among high-risk young people who inject drugs},
  author={Benjamin R. Hayes and Alya Brice{\~n}o and Alice K Asher and Michelle A Yu and Jennifer L. Evans and Judith A Hahn and Kimberly N. Page},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND People who inject drugs (PWID) are at highest risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, yet many remain unaware of their infection status. New anti-HCV rapid testing has high potential to impact this. METHODS Young adult (<30 years) active PWID were offered either the rapid OraQuick® or standard anti-HCV test involving phlebotomy, then asked to complete a short questionnaire about testing perceptions and preferences. Sample characteristics, service utilization, and injection risk… CONTINUE READING
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