Prevalence of hepatitis C infection among intravenous drug users in Shanghai.


AIM To characterize the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among Chinese intravenous drug users (IDUs). METHODS A total of 432 adult IDUs (95 women and 337 men) in Shanghai were included in the study. The third-generation Elecsys Anti-HCV assay (Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Sandhofer Strasse 116, D-68305, Mannheim, Germany) was used to screen for… (More)
DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i32.5320