Prevalence and determinants of hepatitis C virus infection among female drug injecting sex workers in Glasgow

A. Taylor, S.J. Hutchinson, G. Gilchrist, S. Cameron, S. Carr, D.J. Goldberg

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalHarm Reduction Journal
Volume5
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • hepatitis C
  • public health
  • drug use

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