Does informing people who inject drugs of their hepatitis C status influence their injecting behaviour? Analysis of the Networks II study

Esther Aspinall, Amanda Weir, R Sacks-Davis, T Spelman (Translator), Jason Grebely, P Higgs, Sharon Hutchinson, Margaret Hellard

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Abstract

People who inject drugs (PWID) are at risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is plausible that PWID who receive a diagnosis of HCV will reduce their injecting risk out of concern for their injecting partners, although evidence for this is currently limited. The aim of this study was to investigate whether informing PWID of their HCV diagnosis was associated with a change in injecting behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-182
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Drug Policy
Volume25
Issue number1
Early online date6 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Hepatitis C
  • people who inject drugs
  • risk behaviours

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