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.
- Hepatitis C
- people who inject drugs
- risk behaviours
Aspinall, E., Weir, A., Sacks-Davis, R., Spelman, T., (TRANS.), Grebely, J., Higgs, P., Hutchinson, S., & Hellard, M. (2014). Does informing people who inject drugs of their hepatitis C status influence their injecting behaviour? Analysis of the Networks II study. International Journal of Drug Policy, 25 (1), 179-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2013.08.005