Association between harm reduction intervention uptake and recent hepatitis C infection among people who inject drugs attending sites that provide sterile injecting equipment in Scotland

Elizabeth A. Allen, Norah Palmateer, Sharon Hutchinson, Sheila O. Cameron, David J. Goldberg, Avril Taylor

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Abstract

Prevalence of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Scotland is high. The Scottish Government has invested significantly in harm reduction interventions with the goal of reducing HCV transmission among PWID. In evaluating the effectiveness of interventions, estimates of HCV incidence are essential.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-352
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Drug Policy
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Hepatitis C virus
  • injection equipment
  • methadone
  • probability

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