Risk factors for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C among persons with severe mental illness.

@article{Essock2003RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C among persons with severe mental illness.},
  author={Susan M. Essock and Shauna Dowden and Niel T. Constantine and Len Katz and Marvin S. Swartz and Keith G. Meador and Fred C. Osher and Stanley D. Rosenberg},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={836-41}
}
OBJECTIVE Previous reports have indicated that persons with severe mental illness have an elevated risk of contracting HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C compared with the general population. This study extends earlier findings by examining the factors that are most predictive of serologic status among persons with severe mental illness. METHOD S: A total of 969 persons with severe mental illness from five sites in four states were approached to take part in an assessment involving testing for… CONTINUE READING
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