Published in Hepatitis Weekly, October 31st, 2005
According to a study from the United States, "HCV rates are higher in NIDUs than general population estimates. Whether this elevated HCV rate is due to drug use or other putative risk behaviors remains unclear. Recent non-injection drug users of heroin, crack and/or cocaine were street-recruited from 2000 to 2003 and underwent an interview and venipuncture for HCV antibody assays."
"Multiple logistic regression analyses were used to assess correlates for HCV infection. Of 740 enrollees, 3.9% were HCV positive. The median age...
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