The risks of HCV infection among Brazilian crack cocaine users: incorporating diagnostic test uncertainty

@inproceedings{Coutinho2018TheRO,
  title={The risks of HCV infection among Brazilian crack cocaine users: incorporating diagnostic test uncertainty},
  author={Carolina Cesarino Coutinho and Leonardo Soares Bastos and Jurema Corr{\^e}a da Mota and Lidiane Toledo and K{\'a}tia Lemos Costa and Neilane Bertoni and Francisco In{\'a}cio Bastos},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2018}
}
Despite the initiative by WHO and other international organizations to eliminate HCV in the medium term, hepatitis C infection is still a major public health problem. Even non-injecting drugs users who engage in harmful or addictive drug use are at greater risk of acquiring the infection, when compared to the general population. This study evaluate risk factors for HCV infection in users of crack/cocaine in Brazil, using multilevel models that incorporate variations in the sensitivity and… CONTINUE READING
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