Hepatitis c virus infection in intravenous drug users: Prevalence and risk factors

Enrico Girardi, Mauro Zaccarelli, Gianna Tossini, Vincenzo Puro, Pasquale Narciso, Giuseppe Visco

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Abstract

We investigated the relation of drug use and sexual behaviour to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among 80 intravenous drug users (IVDU) attending a methadone treatment program in Rome. Antibodies to HCV (anti-HCV) were found in 54/80 of IVDU (67.5% Presence of anti-HCV was associated with duration of intravenous drug use and frequency of needle sharing (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-752
Number of pages2
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology

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