Published in Hepatitis Weekly, June 17th, 1996
In Italy, co-infection with HIV and HCV is high among injection drug users. HIV prevalence among IV drug users varies from between 5 percent to over 50 percent, and HCV prevalence has been estimated to range from 60 to 70 percent.
"Previous studies have suggested that HCV incidence rates may be high in areas with low HIV incidence," researcher Giovanni Rezza and colleagues wrote ("Incidence Rate and Risk Factors for HCV Seroconversion Among Injecting Drug Users in an Area with Low HIV...
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