The influence of needle exchange programs on injection risk behaviors and infection with hepatitis C virus among young injection drug users in select cities in the United States, 1994-2004.

@article{Holtzman2009TheIO,
  title={The influence of needle exchange programs on injection risk behaviors and infection with hepatitis C virus among young injection drug users in select cities in the United States, 1994-2004.},
  author={Deborah Holtzman and V Barry and Lawrence J. Ouellet and D C Des Jarlais and David Vlahov and Elizabeth T. Golub and Sharon M. Hudson and Richard S. Garfein},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={68-73}
}
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to assess whether participation in needle exchange programs (NEPs) influenced incident hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection through effects on injection risk behaviors among young injection drug users (IDUs) in the United States. METHODS Data were drawn from three multi-site studies carried out in four major cities that enrolled… CONTINUE READING