Modelling the prevalence of HCV amongst people who inject drugs: an investigation into the risks associated with injecting paraphernalia sharing

Stephen Corson, David Greenhalgh, Avril Taylor, Norah Palmateer, David Goldberg, Sharon Hutchinson

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Abstract

In order to prevent the spread of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) amongst people who inject drugs (PWID), it is imperative that any injecting risk behaviour which may contribute to the transmission of disease has its role quantified. To inform public health organisations, mathematical modelling techniques were used to explore the risk of HCV infection through the sharing of injecting paraphernalia (including filters, cookers and water).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-179
Number of pages8
JournalDrug and Alcohol Dependence
Volume133
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Hepatitis C
  • HCV
  • epidemiology
  • injecting drug use

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