Prevalence and correlates of HIV and HCV infection among amphetamine-type stimulant users in 6 provinces in China.

@article{Bao2012PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and correlates of HIV and HCV infection among amphetamine-type stimulant users in 6 provinces in China.},
  author={Yan-Ping Bao and Zhi-min Liu and Zhi Lian and Jian-hua Li and Rui-min Zhang and Cong-bin Zhang and Wei Hao and Xu-yi Wang and Min Zhao and Hai-Feng Jiang and Shi-yan Yan and Qing-Liang Wang and Zhi Hao Qu and Hao-ran Zhang and Ping Wu and Jie Shi and Lin Lu},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2012},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={
          438-46
        }
}
BACKGROUND China has experienced an epidemic of amphetamine-type stimulant (ATS) use in recent years. The present study explored the status and correlates of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among ATS users in China. METHODS A multicenter cross-sectional study of HIV and HCV status and associated behaviors among ATS users was conducted in 6 provinces from September 2009 to December 2010. Socioeconomic/behavioral risk factors were measured. Blood samples were collected to test for HIV… CONTINUE READING
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