Examination of the risk of reinfection with hepatitis C among injecting drug users who have been tested in Glasgow

Scott Mcdonald, Sharon Hutchinson, S.O. Cameron, Hamish Innes, Allan McLeod, David J. Goldberg

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Abstract

Unsafe injecting practices put injecting drug users (IDUs) at repeat exposure to infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It has not yet been determined if spontaneously clearing one's primary infection influences the risk of reinfection; our aim was to estimate the relative risk of reinfection in IDUs who have cleared the virus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-357
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Drug Policy
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • hepatitis C virus
  • injecting drug users
  • primary infection

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