Viral infections in short-term injection drug users: the prevalence of the hepatitis C, hepatitis B, human immunodeficiency, and human T-lymphotropic viruses.

@article{Garfein1996ViralII,
  title={Viral infections in short-term injection drug users: the prevalence of the hepatitis C, hepatitis B, human immunodeficiency, and human T-lymphotropic viruses.},
  author={Richard S. Garfein and David Vlahov and Noya Galai and Meg Doherty and Kenrad E. Nelson},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1996},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={655-61}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence and correlates of four blood-borne viral infections among illicit drug injectors with up to 6 years of injecting experience. METHODS We analyzed data from 716 volunteers recruited in 1988 and 1989. Test results for hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), human immunodeficiency virus, type 1 (HIV), and human T-lymphotropic virus types I and II (HTLV) were examined across six sequential cohorts defined by duration of… CONTINUE READING

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