Few studies of the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have focussed on women who work as street sex workers to finance their drug use. The investigators report the survey findings of such a population in Glasgow. All women attending the health and social care drop-in centre, situated in Glasgow's "Red Light Area", during a four-week period in 1999 were invited to participate in a survey involving the provision of a saliva sample for anonymous HCV testing and the self-completion of a questionnaire seeking demographic, sexual and injecting practice data.
- hepatitis C
- public health
- drug use
Taylor, A., Hutchinson, S. J., Gilchrist, G., Cameron, S., Carr, S., & Goldberg, D. J. (2008). Prevalence and determinants of hepatitis C virus infection among female drug injecting sex workers in Glasgow. Harm Reduction Journal, 5(11). https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7517-5-11