Reduced risk of hepatitis B and hepatitis C among injection drug users in the Tacoma syringe exchange program.

@article{Hagan1995ReducedRO,
  title={Reduced risk of hepatitis B and hepatitis C among injection drug users in the Tacoma syringe exchange program.},
  author={Holly Hagan and Don Des Jarlais and Samuel R Friedman and Dave Purchase and Miriam J. Alter},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1995},
  volume={85 11},
  pages={1531-7}
}
OBJECTIVES This case-control study examined the association between syringe exchange use and hepatitis B and C in injection drug users. METHODS Case patients included 28 injection drug users with acute hepatitis B and 20 with acute hepatitis C reported to the health department in a sentinel hepatitis surveillance county; control subjects were injection drug users with no markers of exposure to hepatitis B or C (n = 38 and 26, respectively) attending health department services during the same… CONTINUE READING
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