Prevalence and correlates of hepatitis C virus infection among inmates entering the California correctional system.

@article{Ruiz1999PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and correlates of hepatitis C virus infection among inmates entering the California correctional system.},
  author={Juan D{\'i}ez-Canedo Ruiz and Fred Molitor and Roman {\vS}{\'u}ň and John J Mikanda and Mathew Facer and John M Colford and George Willams Rutherford and Michael S. Ascher},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={170 3},
  pages={
          156-60
        }
}
To estimate the prevalence and predictors of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among inmates, a cross-sectional survey was conducted in 1994 among inmates entering six reception centers of the California Department of Corrections. Discarded serum samples were tested for antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), HCV, hepatitis B core, and hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). Of 4,513 inmates in this study, 87.0% were men and 13.0% were women. Among male inmates, 39.4% were anti-HCV… CONTINUE READING

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