Sustained drug use changes after hepatitis C screening and counseling among recently infected persons who inject drugs: a longitudinal study.

@article{Bruneau2014SustainedDU,
  title={Sustained drug use changes after hepatitis C screening and counseling among recently infected persons who inject drugs: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Julie Bruneau and Geng Zang and Michał Abrahamowicz and Didier Jutras-Aswad and Mark Daniel and {\'E}lise Roy},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={
          755-61
        }
}
  • J. Bruneau, G. Zang, É. Roy
  • Published 15 March 2014
  • Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
BACKGROUND Notification of hepatitis C virus (HCV) positive status is known to have short-term impacts on subsequent alcohol, drug use and injection behaviors among persons who inject drugs (PWID). It remains to be established whether postscreening behavioral changes extend over time for PWID and whether screening test notification has behavioral impacts among HCV-negative PWID. This study sought to longitudinally assess substance use and injection behaviors after HCV status notification among… 

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