The association between alcohol use and hepatitis C status among injecting drug users in Glasgow

Maureen C. O'Leary, Sharon Hutchinson, Elizabeth Allen, Norah Palmateer, Sheila Cameron, Avril Taylor, Goldberg David J.

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Abstract

We investigated the association between actual and self-reported hepatitis C virus (HCV) status and alcohol consumption among injecting drug users (IDUs) to determine whether IDUs who self-report as HCV infected comply with UK guidelines on safe drinking and to determine risk factors for drinking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180–189
Number of pages10
JournalDrug and Alcohol Dependence
Volume123
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • alcohol use
  • hepatitis C
  • injecting drug use

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